April 3, 2013

I have a white web looking substance on my lawn right now……what is it?

Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in the early spring as the snow melts. There are two types of snow mold. Grey snow mold (Typhula blight) and pink snow mold (Fusarium patch).

Grey snow mold is a lawn disease that likes cold, damp weather. Ideal conditions are temperatures around 30-40 degrees for an extended period of time. The disease grows in long grass over winter under snow or a wet layer of leaves.

Pink snow mold infects the crown plant and can cause more severe injury than gray snow mold which only infects the leaf tissue.

If you are experiencing snow mold on your lawn, call us for a consultation and our team can propose a solution to help you keep your lawn looking it’s best!