Stupid lawn fungi

The last couple of years I’ve been getting some patches of mushrooms in my backyard. This is really annoying, since I put so much effort in keeping my yard weed-free. Well, since the weather was pretty sucky this weekend, I decided to use the good ‘ol internet to do a little research on my mushroom problem.

Turns out there’s really no easy way to eliminate them(at least chemically). It turns out that they growing on some dead tree roots just below the surface. We had a couple of big trees cut down shortly after we moved in and these decaying roots along with the abundance of shade in this area provide the perfect mushroom growing environment. The only way to permanently get rid of the growth would be to dig up all the roots.

Yummy mushrooms, NOT!