Fairy Ring Lawn Care Problems

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Many times during the growing season a homeowner will notice mushrooms growing in their lawns. A great deal of the time these mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of a fairy ring, but this is not always the case. Wet weather in combination with warm weather can cause mushroom development in almost any turf area. The fungi that cause these mushrooms occur naturally and are present in most urban landscapes. The mushrooms come in a diverse number of shapes, colours, and sizes. Mushrooms do not cause any damage to a lawn other than looking unsightly to the homeowner. Because of this fact lawn care companies that practice Integrated Pest Management such as Barefoot Lawns will not apply any type of chemical control to your lawn. Mowing or raking the mushrooms are two ways a homeowner can improve the appearance of their lawn if mushrooms appear. Generally speaking the mushrooms will shrivel and dry up once the weather turns nice again. Wet conditions are most favourable for mushroom growth, so by improving drainage and or airflow on your lawn will greatly improve your chances of preventing mushroom development.

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