Your lawn is the first thing people see when they approach your home, and thus cultivating a healthy, good-looking lawn can be important in maintaining the pride of home ownership. Mushrooms can present a problem. While you may find mushrooms extremely delicious in a gourmet meal, you may not want mushrooms tarnishing the pleasant green expanse of your lawn. Here are a few good ways you can keep mushrooms off your lawn and on your dinner plate.
Keep your lawn trimmed: Maintaining the length of your lawn is a good place to start in preventing mushrooms from growing, regular mowing can be extremely helpful.
Do not overwater: Mushrooms love moisture. They need lots of water in order to grow. So if you keep your lawn relatively dry, you will reduce the risk of attracting mushrooms.
Remove leaves, animal waste, and other detritus: These things are a few of the nutrient sources on which mushrooms feed. The greater the source of nutrients, the larger the mushrooms will grow, thus if you take the time to clear these things from your lawn, you will make the lawn environment less hospitable for mushroom growth.
Pick mushrooms before they mature: Mature mushrooms release spores, which will grow into other mushrooms. If the gills are not exposed, then there is no need to worry about spore release, and you can simply remove them, either by hand or with a lawn mower or other garden tool.
Use fungicide: If you want to go the chemical route, there are many fungicides available at garden supply stores, which you can use to clear out the problematic mushroom areas of your lawn.
So there you have it, a handful of ways to keep your lawn fresh and mushroom free. Good luck!