Early Spring - Lawn Maintenance
SNOW MOLD: As the snow melts you may notice parts of your lawn spotted with areas of dead grass. It's usually small to medium circular patches with a light tan appearance. This is what is referred to as snow mold. Snow mold is a fungus that thrives in cold, moist conditions. In most cases the fungi is mainly on the grass blades and has not affected the roots of the turf. The turf can withstand the fungi and it gets healthy on its own. A light raking of these areas will help promote a speedier recovery, by allowing more air flow throughout the blades.
excess thatch and breaking up compacted soil allows important elements
such as the sun, air and moisture to penetrate the soil more easily.
Aeration is a crucial part in making your lawn stronger, improving
its health and vigor.
* Leaf Spot
* Snow Mold
such as these typically show up after stress. This is most likely
to occur where there have been snow piles, shaded areas, heavily compacted
areas, and clay soils.