Snow Mold

Are you seeing this in your lawn?

 

 

 

Yes? Then you may very well be the victim of SNOW MOLD.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Spring 2015 Article:
Snow mold usually develops in areas of shade and/or under piled up snow, where the sunlight doesn't hit during winter months. But it can also develop in exposed areas. It can also occur if the lawn was left too long after your final mowing last fall. The best thing you can do is take a soft-tine/leaf (metal) rake and rake those areas. Make the grass stand up, allowing air to flow through.

A lot of us were caught off guard last fall [2015] with the early snow, so many of us didn't get the last of our leaves raked and picked up before the snow cover. The leaves and snow cover have spent all winter creating the perfect environment. Now we are seeing the results; matted circular areas that appear water soaked, mildewed and lifeless. To help your lawn recover, get out as early as you can and give those areas a light raking

Fungicides are not effective in the spring/summer. There are fungicides that can be applied in the fall. While, for the most part, pink & grey snow molds look similar, the treatment, timing and mode of actions of the fungicides are different. The best defense for these and other turf diseases is a healthy plant.

Remember [ in addition to raking out any existing snow mold ] proper mowing, watering & fertilization will aid in recovery and in prevention.

 

 

Spring 2016 & 2017 Article:

Snow mold is fairly common in our area. The pathogens that cause it remain dormant in our lawns during the summer. Towards the end of a long, wet, snowy winter the snow mold will show up. That is what we are seeing now. To help you lawn recover, get out as early as you can and give those areas a light raking with a leaf rake, just to fluff the grass up. This will help it air out and dry.

A spring aeration and fertilization will help your turf recover.

We also offer a power raking to do the work for you. Give us a call or send us a request using our free estimate form.


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Snow mold is fairly common in our area.

The pathogens that cause it remain dormant in our lawns during the summer. Towards the end of a long, wet, snowy winter the snow mold will show up. That is what we are seeing now. To help your lawn recover, get out as early as you can and give those areas a light raking with a leaf rake, just to fluff the grass up. This will help it air out and dry.

A spring aeration and fertilization will help your turf recover.

We also offer a power raking to do the work for you. Give us a call or send us a request using our free estimate form.



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