We've been having a RIDICULOUS (and that's an understatement) amount of rain here lately. Over the past month we've had very few nice days. But it's rained a lot. And hailed. and rained REALLY HARD FOR DAYS. So needless to say, the lawn was getting it's fair share. While that saved on our water bill, it also presented a problem:
The rain, coupled (i'm sure) with the fact that we grass cycle and leave our clippings on the lawn, atributed to some new occupants in our lawn.... MUSHROOMS!!
There are no pictures of the offenders as I am out there getting rid of them as soon as one appears. Plus, I'm actually horrifically embarassed by them. I mean, the lawn is less than a year old!! Plus, I am pretty proud to admit that I was taking wonderful care of the yard. I'd be out there every night after work, pulling errant weeds from the shrub bed, mowing and whacking the grass to keep it sporting a chic and stylish 'do. But apparently, it's not uncommon in new sod, especially in new builds as often time careless builders leave construction debris, and then it gets covered and decomposes, making it ideal mushroom growing conditions.
So, off we headed to get something to take care of the problem. I'll admit, we were initially headed to Home Depot, since it was always our go-to place. But on the way, we remembered that Lowes had recently opened, and we hadn't been in there yet. Plus, it was a tad closer...
We were pleasantly surprised when we went inside. The variety of products was different than everything else we'd been seeing everywhere lately. We did get sidetracked, but eventually found ourselves in the seasonal section picking up a fungicide. We couldn't find something specifically for mushrooms, so we ended up going with this option:
I've been picking the mushrooms as soon as they sprout, and then giving the affected area a good blast and then covering the whole area around the tree that they're growing a good coating. But so far, they seem to still be coming back and quite rapidly I might add.
I'm wondering if anyone else knows a good treatment. Or are we just gonna have to dig out the area and either put in new sod a bed of some sort....?
But, the visit to Lowes did have a high: I spotted the gorgeous quatrefoil mirror that John and Sherry have in their master bath window!!
I'll most definitely be making a trip back there to pick one up for myself.
But seriously, about the mushrooms, HELP!!!