There are two types of snow mold that we typically see–gray and pink. These diseases appear as circular patches on your lawn that will be brown to tan with either a gray or pink tint. In a typical winter, these patches usually damage only the leaf tissues of the grass, and will they will recover in the spring after you’ve mowed your grass a few times. However, especially cold winters may cause permanent damage to your grass.
You can help your turf recover more quickly by:
- Lightly raking the matted patches with a leaf rake to improve air circulation.
- Properly fertilizing your grass.
- Reseed in areas that have been permanently damaged with high-quality seed.