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My neighbor asked me this last week, and I'm not sure he liked my answer. Mushrooms in the lawn are generally a sign that things below the soil surface are breaking down (buried wood, dead tree roots), that the soil is healthy, and there really isn't a way to make them go away anyhow. Many people rake and bury them into the compost so the lawn looks nice, also so children and pets are not tempted to touch or eat them.

Mushrooms seldom appear consistently, but in flushes as the season changes. They often go away after a few years. (In some cases mushrooms growing from a tree or the base of a tree trunk indicate trouble, so follow up on that if this is your situation.)

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