It’s easy to forget about your landscape when it’s under a blanket of snow. However, during the winter your lawn is subjected to a harsh few months of weather that can really take a toll. One of the main concerns that homeowners have come springtime is snow mold. After months of lying dormant under a thick and wet coat of snow and ice, your grass has likely fallen victim to this lawn disease.
Snow mold sets in when snow is piled up even though the temperature is rising. It may also occur if your winter seasons has been both wet and freezing. Snow mold comes in two varieties, gray and pink mold, which have different ways of harming your landscaping. Gray mold consists of spots that can be as small as an inch but may also grow to be up to two feet across. These spots typically kill your grass and leave behind patches in your yard. The pink variety also grows in circles but has fungal spores that appear pink. Under the right conditions, it kills the roots of your grass as well.
If you discover that your lawn has snow mold, it isn’t too late for you to fix it. There are still things you can do to ensure that you have a beautiful lawn. The first is to concentrate on your winter landscaping. If you still have snow, remove as much as you can, especially from shady areas. This will help keep more mold from breaking out. You might also use wind breaks or snow fences to keep snow from piling on your yard next winter.
To treat and revive your grass, rake the affected areas. This loosens the grass and lets new, healthy plants grow. Take care not to rake the grass up, as it will be fragile. When the snow begins to melt please give us a call at Organic Nature Lawn Care and we can recommend the best products and organic treatment programs for your landscape. Call or click here today for a free quote.