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I have a type of fungus growing on my lawn that I'm unable to identify. It is of a dark grey colour on the upper surgace and ceamy white underneath and growns very close to the surface of the lawn. It has small "leaves" if you like, that look similar to curly kale leaves. What is this invader and how do I get rid of it? I was told once that it was called dog's wort but can't find any reference to this.


  • DoranDoran Posts: 1
    I too have the same fungi asPython15 who wrote on 15/6/09. Can you tell me how to get rid of it.
  • We have a siniar problem in our lawn. Nobody seems to know what it is. Can you help please or did Python 15 or Doran ever discover what this pest is?
  • We had the same, took ages to identify. None of the local garden centres knew what we had. We found it eventually on the net and was called dog lichen. Treatment is the same as for moss, scarification, aeration and feed and weed.
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    Are they poisonous or just evil?!
  • Fungi/pests in your lawn, It appears to much of humidity breeds fungi
    Try to get it dry, or else, just peel an onion, cut it in thin slices,
    place it 2/3 inches deep in the soil, one yard away from each other.

    This will also get rid of crawling pests for a long time
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  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441
    Identify the fungi and eat, as and when appropriate !
  • shazzza1shazzza1 Posts: 14
    hi i found dark brown mushrooms in amongst my plants whot does this mean, an whot should i do,help didnt like it.
  • humhum Posts: 3
    i have some white fungi growing in my sleepers, what is the best way to deal with the problem, as it has appeared over the last few days and is growing rapidly
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