Does your lawn have big yellow spots? If so your lawn has what is called Snow Mold. Listed below is some information on this matter. You are not alone when it comes to this problem. I have noticed that this is affecting about 75% of the lawns if not more this spring in our area. Listed below is an explanation, treatment and my recommendations.
fungus is a lawn fungus that works under the snow cover. You
probably won't know you have it until the snow starts to melt in the spring. Snow Mold
lawn fungus becomes problematic when snow cover is prolonged. Snow Mold
lawn fungus can take hold when a wet, deep snow falls on unfrozen ground.
we don't have control over when the first snow falls on our lawn or how long it
will stay. The
fungus lives for years in the thatch and soil, but is mostly never detected due
to the weather in our area not being conducive to its growth.
of Snow Mold is relatively easy and may actually recover on its own. To
encourage recovery, rake the infected area to encourage air circulation. Spring
application of a fungicide is mostly ineffective; it should be applied in
the fall and before the snow cover is expected. If there is extensive damage
from the mold, it may be necessary to reseed or sod the infected area.
recommendations for your lawn is a raking the entire lawn along with a cleanup,
core aeration, over seeding and a starter fertilizer application in addition to
your regular lawn treatments. If you have any questions and would like to
schedule these services please feel free to contact us any time. We are here to
serve you and your lawn needs.
I have been in
the industry for over 20 years and never seen conditions like this before. We
are networking with experts in this field to learn and develop a plan of action
to make sure we stay on top of our changing environment as well as our changing