“While mowing my lawn this weekend I saw some mushrooms. Why are they there and what do I need to do?”
This is a fairly common question posed to Virginia Green Lawn Care, and with all of the moisture we have been seeing in our area, mushrooms are popping up. Mushrooms appear when something in the soil is decomposing and breaking down, such as a tree limb or stump. When you have the right mix of moisture, shade or cloudy weather, and organic material in the soil, mushrooms can appear.
The good news is that they are not harmful to the lawn, and they do not require treatment. As you mow regularly you will see the mushrooms disappear. Also, mushrooms like shade, so trimming back some branches on nearby trees or shrubs will provide extra sunlight, keeping mushrooms in check.
If you have questions about your lawn call our office at (804)285-6200 in the Richmond area, (757)258-1788 for the Williamsburg area, and (434)975-0100 if you live in the Charlottesville area. Our associates will be happy to assist you.