How to Get Rid of Mushrooms Growing in the Grass


Mushrooms growing in your lawn can be unsightly as well as an annoyance. A mushroom is made up of a cap, stem and gills and is considered the fruiting body of fungi. While mushrooms tend to feed off of decaying matter, they can also use up the nutrients that other plants need to survive. By identifying the mushrooms in your lawn, you can then remove them and keep your lawn looking attractive and well cared for.

Getting Rid of Mushrooms

Step 1

Find the area in your lawn where the mushrooms are growing. Remove the mushroom's fruit body and its root. The fruit body contains many spores, which will spread throughout the area and grow if not completely removed.

Step 2

Keep the affected area of your lawn dry. Mushrooms grow in moist, damp areas, so if you reduce the amount of water to the area, the mushrooms will not receive the proper water supply they need to grow.

Step 3

Place soil or gravel in the area where the mushrooms were growing. This will help keep the area dry as well as prevent spores from spreading.

Tips and Warnings

  • Many mushrooms are poisonous, be sure to dispose of them immediately, and wear gloves or wash your hands if you must touch them.

Things You'll Need

  • Soil or gravel


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About this Author

Diana Reid has been a freelance writer for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University and education in public health. She has been published in KidVisions, MicroHorror, "The Kids Ark Magazine," NACS, "Family Business Magazine" and has written hundreds of health articles for