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Toad stools in new lawn

ColinAColinA Posts: 386

On a new lawn laid with good quality turf earlier this year, there are now lots of Toad stools growing how can I get rid of them and stop them coming back



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    You don't need to get rid of them Colin. They're doing an important job, breaking down material in the ground [below ground ] and releasing nutrients back into the soil.
    They  will disappear soon when they've done their job.  :)

    The only kind you need to worry about are the ones which form a circle, or fairy ring, as it's known. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    One morning very soon you will wake up and find them gone.  In the meantime they are feeding your soil by breaking down organic matter and making it available to the roots of your turf.  You do not want to stop them from coming back ... that would be a bad thing and mean that your soil is sterile and in bad heart.  

    This month's Gardeners World magazine has a useful feature on fungi ... read it and you will find just how important they are for a healthy garden.

    If the toadstools haven't gone before you need to mow the lawn just brush them to one side with a besom or rake so they don't make a mushy mess.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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