This is the time of the year when mushrooms appear in the lawn. These fungi are short lived and will disappear when our temperatures heat up a little. The good news is they tend to grow in areas with a lot of organic material. The lawn mushroom is an eyesore and do use a small amount of resources in the soil. Some are very poisonous but they cause no long term damage to the lawn. You can rake them up, mow them down, spray them or just let them be.
While the lawn mushroom may look unsightly, they are actually beneficial to the lawn. The extensive root system of the lawn mushroom help the soil retain water and lawn mushrooms also help to break down organic materials, which help add nutrients to the lawn. For more information on lawn mushrooms, click here.