Identification: Lawn acne?

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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    I'm very curious about this. There's a new/old house in my neighbourhood, i.e. an old house converted into some very stylish, smaller homes (four of them). But the nicely cared-for lawn along the side of the property is just covered with mushrooms. Does anybody know why this would be? Note: This is in Vancouver, BC.
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Would you be able to pick one and post a close up shot?
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Next time I pass by - maybe not until Tuesday evening.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I have heard of this happening before when there is a lot of woody, organic matter in the soil or perhaps applied as a dressing over an existing lawn.
     
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    This makes sense to me - thank you.
     
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    Often comes up as what is called Fairy Rings over here on lawns. I found that aeariation is the best cure, but once it gets hold it is difficult to remove. Individual picking before they mature is also best.
    As Margot stated, the mycelium was more than likely present in the topsoil used to lay the lawn.
     
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