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What is this fungi?

My lawn is been overtaken by fungi. What is it and how do I get rid of it.


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I don't know what it is, but most fungi do nothing but good in a garden.  They  break down organic matter in the soil into simpler compounds which our plants can take up.  A fungus is a bit like an iceberg - most of it is below ground.  A meshwork of fine threads, called mycelium, spreads through the soil; this is the fungus' "body", as it were.  The visible bits are the fruiting bodies, like flowers on green plants, they are the reproductive apparatus.  They rarely persist more than a few days and quickly break down and disappear into the soil.  If the look of them offends you, there's no reason why you shouldn't gather them up and put them in your compost heap/bin if you have one; if not, just bin them.
  • Mike AllenMike Allen Posts: 208
    Great reply.
    Yes it's really strange how people react to seeing fungi.  OOoer, the dreaded lurgi.  Then how.  How about Sunday breakfast.  Slice of fried bread.  Four rashers of smoked back bacon.  Some mushrooms.....(fungi) tomatos and a couple of free range eggs.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    edited May 2020
    Not a good idea to eat fungi indiscriminately tho! Some may make you poorly ......... or worse 🤮☠️

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

  • PoppypussPoppypuss Posts: 142
    This fungi is unlikely to be doing any harm but it isn't the prettiest so if you don't like it just remove the fruiting bodies at the surface. Every year part of my lawn under a birch tree is taken over by Fly Agaric which look stunning and I just let them be. I have kids, but given that button mushrooms are the evils food there is no way wild fungi would ever be touched or eaten.
  • thankyou for your comment.Isthere any chemical to get rid of this?
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    You don't need one; they will shrivel up and disappear; I'm surprised they haven't already.  Why do you want to get rid of something beneficial?
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