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Hi everyone recently moved into a. New build house and we've had 2 new gardens put in ( Turf) but loads of mushrooms have grown and loads of little black flies have turned up is my turf rotten? Help please


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    no is the simple answer, everywhere has fungi growing, mushrooms are just the fruiting bodies (think apples on an apple tree), most likely they are eating wood thats been buried in the building process.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991
    think wildlife. Fungi, flies, then birds and all the rest. all part of the system

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,777
    edited October 2019
    Agree with the others. Fungi are the way that nature breaks down organic matter (wood leaves etc) into a form that is accessible to the roots of your grass and plants to provide nutrition. Nothing to worry about. enjoy the appearance of Nature’s autumn display ... if you need to mow the grass or the children want to play on it just knock them over  brush or rake them off and put them on the compost heap or similar. 
    Obviously  children should be told not to eat them and to wash their hands after touching them. 
    Otherwise no problem at all ... in fact they’re beneficial to your garden.

    The flies will feed the birds and amphibians ... working towards an ecological balance. 😊 

    Oh, and welcome to the forum 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • It's really common for new turf to grow mushrooms.

    The harvesting, transportation and laying of new turf can cause the fungi in the soil to spore and flower (mushrooms are flowering fungi).

    There's some good info here

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