Seasonal Problems: Recovering from Snow Mould – A legacy of the long cold winter
Because of the hard winter and prolonged snow cover during December & January, we have noticed the after affects of Snow Mould on some lawns. Snow Mould is a mycelium fungus that attacks the leaf and crown of lawn turf whilst snow is melting, and causes the grass to die back and turn white and matted. In many cases lawns should recover during the spring as temperatures rise but it will be necessary to rake out the dead/diseased grass so that the affected patches can recover. In severe cases aeration and over seeding will assist recovery.