Mushrooms and other fungi may sometimes show up in and around your garden. Such growths are usually beneficial, since fungi feed on excess organic matter in your lawn and backyard and help to clean up your property landscape. But they are often deemed unattractive. If you want to eliminate the fungi on your lawn and lawn, several general strategies might help fix the environmental issues that are causing fungi in the first place.
Prune back thick shrubs, overhanging tree branches and some other dense vegetation that’s throwing shade on your lawn. Shade is among the chief things in fungi development. Removing it helps boost sunlight penetration and air circulation, which overlooks your lawn, kills the fungi and keeps it from growing back.
Reduce watering as much as you can, as overirrigation is among the chief reasons for fungi and produces the continuously moist conditions needed for spore growth. Water your lawn only when it starts to show signs of drought stress. Water your garden only when necessary for your unique vegetable or flower species.
Apply nitrogen to the soil, as nitrogen speeds up the rate at which organic matter decomposes, which in turn removes the food supply that a fungus need to call home and starves it to departure. Use 5 lbs of 21-0-0 fertilizer for every 1,000 square feet of soil.
Treat your yard with a contact fungicide as a final resort. In comparison to penetrant fungicides, contact fungicides are the most broad spectrum option available and treat most types of fungi. Examples include azoxystrobin and iprodione. Use such substances according to the manufacturer’s labeled guidelines, as toxicity and application rates vary widely by product.