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Mushrooms in lawn

Hi there, I recently had a new lawn put down. What with the weather and all I’ve been watering it quite regularly and generally it’s looking good. I noticed some mushrooms a couple of days ago. I understand from other posts that it’s probably nothing to worry about, but it got my attention that in the evenings they seem to shrivel up as if they’re on their way out, but by morning they’re standing proud again. Does anyone have any idea what that’s all about? Can you identify them and can you tell if they’re poisonous? Many thanks for any advice or thoughts. 

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  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,336
    They're shrivelling in the dry heat ... overnight it's cool ANC they can absorb whatever moisture there is , dew maybe, and plump up again

    afraid I'm using my elderly phone at the moment and it's playing ip so I can't see pics on it. Upgrading soon. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    Thanks Dove, that makes sense, good luck with the upgrade!
  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    And here in all there glory. 
  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,336
    Hello again ... cranked up the laptop now  :)

    This is a good site https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/~id-guide.php but without checking gills, stipe, veil and spores difficult to make an ID from a photo.

    So, don't eat them ... otherwise they'll do no harm ... they're doing good by breaking down organic matter and making it available to the roots of your grass ... and brush them off the lawn before mowing so you don't get left with a slimy mess.  Otherwise, enjoy nature's rich variety  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Hi Jason, just thought I'd mention from personal experience - as Dove says best to sweep them off before you mow but mine didn't end up a slimy mess they disintegrated in clouds of spores. Quite spectacular as long as the wind is in the right direction  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,551
    How lucky to have them, best thing for your soil.  Natural fertiliser 🙂Just leave them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    Thanks everyone. I will sweep them off before mowing, don’t fancy inhaling any spores. 
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