Snow Mold Damage
- November 21, 2019
What is snow mold? Actually, there are two types of snow mold; in laymen’s terms, they are referred to as pink and gray snow mold. Depending on local conditions, either may become active just about anywhere.
In Spring, as temperatures warm, signaling the end of Winter, it is quite common to find circular gray or pinkish circles of matted down grass under melting snow. Temperatures between 28 and 45 degrees are conducive to snow mold development. The key is excess winter moisture. So, further south, where there is no snow, it is still possible to find active snow mold.
The good news is, when conditions change, warmer weather and sunny dry days lead to reduced activity. And, while this wide-spread lawn disease can damage grass plants, permanent damage is not common; especially when you follow these management tips to reduce severity:
Simply following the above easy steps will help avoid any significant damage from either gray or pink snow mold. The link here provides typical photographs and more detailed management information.