Thursday, March 17, 2011

Winter Thaw

All the snow is beginning to melt and reveal the soggy ground underneath. Part that are bare are covered with snow mold. Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in early spring as the snow melts. Gray snow mold (also called Typhula blight) is caused by Typhula spp., which becomes active under the snow cover. It almost looks like a spider web stretched across the grass. The best treatment at this time is to simply rake the affected lawn area to help it dry out.

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