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Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2011

I have mushrooms growing in my yard and my dogs try to eat them. Puff balls, flat hard ones, and red clustering ones. Help me stop them!

There are 3 different types:
1. puff balls
2. red ones that grow like a flower blossom, several in a bunch.
3. flat hard ones that when I pick them they leave holes in my grass.

The biggest issue is that my dogs are trying to eat them. Is there any way I can prevent them from coming back?

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Mushrooms grow in damp spots such as yards. you can can get sometype of weed killer to stop it. Instead of doing that train your dog to not like them by putting hot sauce on the mushroom and ground pepper around it. If you still likes it after that up the level of hot sauce.

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Answered 9 years ago by MikesComputerRepair


Hi there,
There thousands of different kinds of mushrooms (fungus). Many are harmless if eaten while others are not. Too be sure you can buy a book on the subject. The dogs apparently haven't suffered from eating them so you might want to double check with your vet about them.

As for getting rid of them it's not that easy. Mature mushrooms release spores that can remain dormant for years only to later pop up and say hello. You can control them by doing hte following:

Limiting their water
Mowing, kicking or picking
Keeping your lawn healthy
Keep the lawn trimmed
Removing Poop, trimmings, litter and other moisture holding things off the area

When all else fail use a lawn fungicide and follow the directions. I don't know of any organic methods other than the steps above. Use chemicals as a last resort when all else fails and only if the mushrooms are in fact bad for the dogs. If the vet says its perfectly safe then let them munch away and do the weeding for you.


Answered 9 years ago by Dallas Curb Appeal

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