Getting Rid Of Mushrooms In Zoysia Lawn

Reseeding zoysia

Q: I have mushrooms in my new zoysia lawn. What steps can be taken to get rid of them? The yard gets plenty of sun to dry it out. 

A: The mushrooms most likely are coming from fungi feeding on naturally occurring debris in the sod. When sod is harvested, not all of the grass plants survive the process. They die and are decomposed by soil fungi. The fungi eventually “bloom” and those are the mushrooms you see. When the debris and the thatch layer are completely decomposed, mushrooms will cease appearing.

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