Mushrooms are an important part of the landscape environment

Marisa Y. Thompson

Blame it on the rain. Mushrooms appear everywhere, and county extension agents in the state are definitely hearing about it. This week, I chose the Southwest Yard and Garden column, written by retired NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Curtis Smith. August 2020. Visit to access past columns. – Marisa Thompson

Question I have mushrooms growing all over my lawn. Should I worry about them? How can I get rid of them?

Susi K, Albuquerque

Answer – I recently received this request from many other parts of New Mexico. One of the mushrooms in the meadow was known as the Stamhorn mushroom, and one man was very worried. In addition to the unpleasant smell, it had a very bad appearance, and she did not want it in the lawn. Other callers are worried that their pets will eat them, and some fear that the mushrooms are dangerous to their lawns and gardens.

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