Basically, snow mold ultimately consists of cold-weather fungus that can affect your cool-season grasses. In fact, there are a number of ways that homeowners can fix and completely prevent snow mold from ever forming. Here are some essentials that you should know about when it comes to snow mold.
Snow Mold, Explained
The first signs of spring are usually highly welcome for most. However, gray-colored circles all along your lawn are usually not part of the spring welcome most people anticipate. But, it happens all too often. In fact, snow mold is typically caused by cold-weather fungi which primarily affects cool-season grasses. Unfortunately, signs of snow mold are usually hidden and not noticeable by the average eye. It’s not until the winter snow completely melts that snow mold can become noticeable.
How Snow Mold Is Formed
A giant, heavy blanket of snow often looks incredibly beautiful. In fact, the pretty white, lush pillows of snow are a sight for sore eyes every season. However, snow can also be damaging to lawns. It can become incredibly problematic after a severely heavy snowstorm like a blizzard. All that heavy, frozen weight can do significant damage to the lawn underneath. All of that weight on the fragile plants on your lawn can suffer as a result of a severe winter with heavy snow. With all that wintertime moisture it’s no wonder snow mold is quick to form. With two different types of snow mold: gray and pink — there is a lot of damage that can result if homeowners aren’t prepared.
Tell-Tale Signs Of Snow Mold
The various signs of both pink and gray snow mold can be found once spring rears its head. In fact, it’s not until springtime, when the snow finally begins to melt, that homeowners realize they are dealing with snow mold on their lawns. As the snow melts rapidly with the warmer temps, straw-colored circular patches end up forming and range in a variety of sizes. As a result, these patches will matt down the grass under them which results in very crusty grass. They’ll either have a grayish-white appearance or a pinkish-white appearance. The grayish look will signal gray snow mold while the pink will, as you can assume, be a signal that you are dealing with pink snow mold on your lawn.
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