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fairy ring in future flower garden?

Postby richard » Apr 26, 2008 1:12 pm

I have a piece of lawn that I want to convert to a rock and flower garden. A small section (about 5 ft by 5 ft) of the lawn has been troubled for years (decades?) by fairy ring, which I have been able to control, but never get rid of. My question: does anyone know what problems I'm likely to encounter if I put flowering plants in this space? I'll certainly amend the soil, but don't intend to eliminate all the fungus-ridden soil harbouring the fairy ring spores/fungus/whatever. Does the fairy-ring only impact sod? Or will I find it extremely difficult to grow flowers here?
Anyone have experience they'd like to share? Thanks Richard
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Postby Ian » Apr 27, 2008 7:57 am

I have a number of Fairy rings on my lawn that are on the edges of some of my flower gardens (and enter some of them). I have never seem any fruiting bodies in my flower garden and have never noticed any adverse effects. I'd say you will not have a problem, since the fungus does not attack the flowers etc.

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Postby Kristina » Apr 27, 2008 8:19 pm

I think the centre of the fairy ring is where the fungus died, and the soil is really good, so more grass grows back in the centre.
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