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Home Remedy for Lawn Fungus

The term “fairy ring” is a cute, whimsical name for an ugly condition--lawn fungus, the most common of which manifests itself as mushrooms. Fungi appear when rotting and decaying organic matter, their favorite food, is present in the ground beneath them. Fortunately, there are some effective home remedies for these rotten fairy byproducts, and they won’t harm your lawn or the environment.

Soap Remedy

Cut the mushrooms or other fungal growths off with a shovel. Rake up and dispose of the debris.

Combine ¼ cup dishwashing liquid with 3 gallons of warm water.

Pour the solution into a sprayer. Soak the mushroom stubs and surrounding turf area generously with it.

Repeat once weekly as needed.

Beer Remedy

Cut the fungi off with a shove. Rake up and dispose of the debris.

Dissolve 1 cup of Epsom salts in 1 gallon of warm water.

Add 12 oz. Pepsi Cola, 12 oz. beer and 1 cup of household ammonia.

Stir in ½ cup liquid dishwashing liquid

Pour the mixture into a sprayer and apply liberally to the affected area, soaking it well. Repeat weekly as needed.

Natural Home Remedy Will Kill Grass Fungus?

For many people, keeping a green, uniform-looking lawn is important. Many varieties of fungus can appear in lawns, but a number of natural home remedies can alleviate problems associated with grass fungus. Some varieties may produce mushrooms but do not cause disease. Other types of grass fungus can produce unsightly growth and diseases in the yard. Methods to eliminate these conditions include pruning tree branches to eliminate excess shade or watering before the hottest part of the day. One remedy to kill fairy ring is placing two rings in contact with each other; the result is death for both rings. Transplant a sample of one fairy ring growth into another to achieve this result.

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