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time progresses and our site grows we will continue to add home
remedies that you the homeowner has had success in dealing with fairy
Peter of Edmonton
contacted us with this home remedy
if you have a rhubarb patch in your yard, spread fresh rhubarb leaves
on the fairy ring, replace the leaves as they dry out, continue this
process for approx 2 weeks
Clint of Stony Plain
opening up areas within the fairy ring being careful to dispose of any
affected soil, mycelium,or turf grass in an area not affected by turf
growth, sprinkle Dr. Scholls foot powder into the disturbed areas
Harry of Utopia
this suggestion; apply whole ground corn meal at approximately 12
kilograms per 1,000 square feet of area affected by the fairy ring. You
can purchase whole ground corn meal at your local grocery store. If you
are able to visit a feed store you will be able to purchase the ground
corn meal for substantially less. Ensure you purchase ground corn meal,
do not buy corn meal gluten. The fungus within the corn meal acts like
a fungicide and attacks the cell walls of the fairy ring causing fungus
B. Merkley of Ottawa
this method of dealing with fairy ring. I have been battling Fairy Ring
in my backyard for a few years now. I think I have it under control
this year. I poke holes around it with a piece of rebar the type used
in concrete work. Poke holes down about 8 inches out to a foot from the
Ring. Then mix dish soap, baby shampoo and Listrine( yellow kind)
Mouthwash. Half cup of each. Buy the store brand mouthwash that is the
same and alot cheaper. Also Dollar Store Shampoo and Dish Soap. Use a
funnel in the holes close to the ring and pour it in . Getting it down
to the source. I do this once a week. I use to dig up the spot
put the soil in the garbage and lay plastic over the spot and
soil and sow new grass. But it was alot of work. It worked too. Hope
this info is helpful. Cheers B.Merkley in Ottawa.
Mathew of Sylvan Lake
us this questionable home remedy, although it is not a serious home
remedy, I still found it funny, hope you do too!
you will need a case of beer, any brand will do, a lawn chair and a
baseball bat. first of all get comfortable, this will take a
while. Next drink one beer then continue until the whole case is gone.
At this point you will begin to see fairys dancing around on the lawn.
Next take your bat and whack the heck out of them, make sure you get
them all. Sleep off the effects of the beer and in the morning you will
not see any fairy rings in your lawn.
brought to you by the Grassman
Sylvan Lake Alberta canada
Bonnie of Stony Plain
us with her solution for the fairy ring problem
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Hi, I live near Stony Plain (Edmonton,
I have been taking care of the fairy rings that just started in my lawn
the following method. I currently pick the mushrooms and pull out the
to expose the ground where they are growing. I rough out the soil as
possible to help the solution below penetrate. I haven't been going
just a 1/2 inch or so.
I then pour a mixture of bleach and water over the fairy ring and the
around it. It is leaving a brown ring but it seems to kill the
I don't pour the mixture over a wide enough area surrounding the
the mushrooms do show up beside the area.
Once I have the mushrooms killed off, I will then overseed with lawn
I thought of doing this because I would kill normal mushrooms in my
picking the mushrooms and then pouring pure bleach down the hole where
mushroom roots were. When I didn't pour the bleach down the hole the
mushrooms came back. The lawn was brown in the spot for a little while
came back green and the mushrooms didn't return on me.
My lawn is free of the regular mushrooms, but I started getting fairy
mainly over the septic system. Picking the mushrooms didn't seem to
I didn't feel like digging the various fairy ring spots up and throwing
dirt out. I like some of the solutions, I have found on this site and I
going to try them. What ever I can find that makes it easier and takes
of my time the better.
Gene and Daisy
sent this home
I have met with considerable success over
the years by using the following simple and cheap method.
First thoroughly break the crust of the fairy ring using a
garden fork or similar tool.
Completly wet the ring with plain water
Using a soaker hose maintain a steady drip to keep the
ring saturated for about one week or
longer if necessary to kill the ring.
A soaker hose made of recycled tires seems to work
best to maintain the drip.
Dawn Webb of Regina recently
emailed us this suggestion Hi, Paul - when fairy ring reappeared
in my lawn this spring, I read thru all my gardening resources and
found only chemical cures that are no longer available. So I decided
that since cinnamon is an effective anti-fungal which I use religiously
every fall when putting down my bulbs, I'd try it on fairy ring. I buy
cinnamon in a gallon-sized container from The Real Wholesale Club. The
prep work is the same tedious process as all other cures - pulling out
the 'mushrooms' and surrounding soil and then poking holes at least 5
inches deep in the whole area. I am also clinical in the treatment of
whatever I use to poke the holes - wipe down your fork or whatever with
an alcohol swab. Then sprinkle a generous layer of cinnamon on the
whole area and mist it with water enough to make cinnamon run down into
the holes. I continue to pull mushrooms on a daily basis and after
about a week, do more holes and more cinnamon. And now its gone! The
best thing about this cure, besides the fact that its effective, is
that you don't have to worry about killing grass or poisoning wildlife,
pets or small children. And you can use the leftovers to make cinnamon
P.S. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan where we had massive amounts
of precip over the winter and into spring.
Harry from Edmonton I've
used this solution several times. It works.
Use a garden fork to poke holes along the fairy
ring. Make rows of
holes at least three forks wide across the ring, and at least two feet
beyond each end of the ring. No wide gaps between the rows.
about as far apart as the gap between the fines on the fork.
In a 20 litre pail, mix 1 cup of liquid dish soap
with 4 to 6 cups of
canola oil, then fill with water. Don't make the soap foam
up. Pour the
mixture over the fairy ring holes until somewhat soaked. Make
needed. A ring ten feet long should take two to four pails.
If in doubt,
If the ring comes back, you didn't punch enough
holes, or pour enough of
the mix. Do it again.
No need to remove grass or soil.