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Lawn Problems

Snow Mold

After winter and lots of snow fall, one thing we can expect to see a lot of is snow mold. The two most common are gray snow mold and pink snow mold.

Gray Snow Mold

  • As the snow melts you may start to see patches and in some severe cases patches can be several feet across.
  • These patches will be bleached out, matted down turf. Now if this is what you see you may be in a little better shape than you first believed.
  • You see the blades to the grass are dead, but in most cases the fungus rarely kills the crown or the roots of the grass plant.
  • This means that if you rake up that area and apply proper fertilization, new growth will be encouraged.
  • Now am I saying that if you do this your lawn will be 100% again... no I am not.
  • You had a fungus and it will take some time to fully recover. What I am saying is, first impressions may not be as bad as it appears.
  • Gray snow mold can be raked out and our service would apply the proper fertilizer.

Pink Snow Mold

  • Pink snow mold gets its name from the pink fungal spores that gather on the leaves of the infected grass plant.
  • Circular patches of matted down grass with pink fungal spores.
  • This is the more severe, but less common of the snow molds and has been known to not only attack the grass blade but the crowns and roots as well.
  • If you think you have pink snow mold, this may be something you'd want to give us a call about.
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