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Mushrooms in the Landscape

After a heavy rain, you may notice mushrooms sprouting up all over your landscape. That's because they thrive on moisture. But don't worry—most of these mushrooms will cause no harm to the landscape.

You can leave them be, remove them by hand, or mow them. To get rid of mushrooms, reduce the amount of water you give your landscape. If you remove them, you'll have fewer in the future.

Be sure to never eat any mushrooms you find, in your landscape or in the woods. Many poisonous mushrooms look nearly identical to harmless ones.

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