Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with ‘Fairy Rings’

by Ken C | Last Updated: 12/08/2021

I’ve been asked countless times, ‘do fairy rings really exist?’ and my answer is always the same. Yes!

Fairy rings are naturally occurring rings, or arcs, of mushrooms. They are found mainly in forested areas but can appear in the middle of a lawn – as in this video.

Getting rid of fairy rings is no magic, but it takes a lot of work. My advice is to learn to live with them – you never know, one day you might stumble across a fairy!

Ken Crowther is an award winning broadcaster, author and member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. He has been gardening for over 50 years and his knowledge and experience are drawn on to provide advice and information about garden design, plants for all seasons, gardening techniques and gardening tips. Gardening with Ken's broad appeal means he reaches a wide audience across the UK from amateur gardeners to top level horticulturists.