Why do I have mushrooms popping up in my yard? I had my lawn professionally aerated and overseeded in early spring and now I am seeing mushrooms throughout the lawn.

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    Sorry I meant overseeded, sometimes I hate auto correct! – Cindy Wharton May 30 '18 at 17:35
  • FYI, I edited your post to fix the spelling. – renesis May 30 '18 at 18:20
  • They may be edible; if they consistently come back, it gives you time to check them out. For several years I collected Shaggy Manes from lawns in IN. The neighbors were glad to see them removed. – blacksmith37 May 30 '18 at 23:52
  • do you have pictures of the mushrooms? they may be edible mushrooms. – black thumb May 31 '18 at 9:02

Personally I wouldn't worry about the mushrooms. Their appearance likely doesn't have anything to do with the lawn treatments you did, fungal spores are just in the environment & will grow where they find suitable habitat.

If they bother you, you could pick them as they appear & toss them in the compost. Alternately, you could apply fungicide to the lawn, but I personally would not, as fungus (especially their underground network of mycellium) are actually part of a healthy environment.

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