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I've got 2 spots in the yard that keep producing mushrooms, its in a area where we cut down 2 Hackberry trees a couple years ago. What can I do to keep these things from coming back?
 

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I'm certainly no horticulturist but, I have mushrooms that grow in an area where I have an oak stump under a car port. They grow there every spring. I also notice that where I spray Round Up down my Orange tree rows, different kinds of weeds than normal start growing instead of grass. My belief is that Round up may change the PH of the soil. All things that grow, like differing levels of PH. So maybe if you put some dolomite or some other type of PH raising material there, something other than Mushrooms would grow.

Just a thought.
 
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I've never had issues with them. Every time I see them I get on the vinyl gloves and pluck then at the base as to not release the spores on the underside of the cap, then they don't come back. Is there any way to remove the stump?
 

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I've never had issues with them. Every time I see them I get on the vinyl gloves and pluck then at the base as to not release the spores on the underside of the cap, then they don't come back. Is there any way to remove the stump?
Stump was ground down when the tree was cut down. The mushrooms are growing in the spot where the tree once stood.
 

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Alittle salt may cure it...and some butter...:D:D
And if they are morells...eat em or send em up here!!;)
 

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Thanks for the replies, if it ever stops raining here, I'll done my Bill Murray, Caddy Shack attire and go fight them things....guess my next post will be a request to find fill dirt for the back yard.
 

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I'm beginning to think that mushrooms are what they use to make the heat shield on the space shuttle. Everything I put on them things just makes em grow.

...I'm thinking Napalm, where can I get a used B-52? Anybody here know how to fly one? I still think the shuttles are for sale after they are decommissioned.


Just saying....
 
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Not sure where you can get those, but have you tried yelling at them?
 

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Not sure where you can get those, but have you tried yelling at them?
You might be on to something, I'll get Mrs. oldog to stand out in the back yard and pretend them mushrooms are me, TX said to yell at them..."look honey I know he wouldn't steer me wrong, heck its been posted on the internet!"
 

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I guess these are non-edible mushrooms, cos I know if I had edible ones popping up in my backyard I wouldnt be trying to stop them! Yum!
 

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Well, seems that I may have found something that will at least slow their growth. I was talking to an engineer friend of mine and he suggested borax, what? Yep just like you find in 20 mule team borax, he says its not harmful to humans but fungi don't seem to like it. Tried it out on Friday and it seems to be the best thing I can find since napalm is in short or restricted supply and I couldn't find anyone willing to fly the B-52.

(If applying 20 mule team borax is against any federal, state or local ordnances, this post is entirely fictional, and has only been posted for purely entertainment purposes only)
 

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Geez. good thing I'm back. I figured it out, you didn't give us enough information, and therin lies your problem...what the the mules do...or doo are the usual cause of the mushrooms issues. And 20 of em?? Why don't they eat the mushrooms ...no wait I got this one too, cuz they would create more mushrooms?. No wait.:confused: Why was the engineer using borax on mushrooms? Because he forgot his pickaxe?:hide:

See what happens when your brain goes on vacation.:help:
 

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mushrooms are colonial organisms that, once established, are very difficult to get rid of. they make fuzzy white colonies under ground called mycelium. that is the real bugger, not the caps and stems you're seeing pop above the ground. those are basically just sex organs. if you want to stop them, you've got to kill the mycelium. it (they) can live for centuries and spread like the plague with the right food source.

your best bet is to go to your local grow shop, get a fungicide, and get at the colony. dig or drill narrow holes in the colony area and administer the fungicide below the ground as well as on the mushrooms that you can see.

that should take care of it.:banana:
 

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just get something organic. you really don't want to mess up your underground biosphere.
 

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