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snow mold

Snow Mold: How to identify it and fix it.

At the end of February we need to watch for snow mold which will turn the tops of the grass brown and lay it completely flat to the ground. Like slicked down hair and sometimes a little slimy;  snow mold can kill the tops of the grass but not the roots (this is a good thing). The best antidote to snow mold when you see it is to grab a leaf rake and rake the grass backwards to stand it back up. Snow mold hates good air circulation.  To date, we have not seen any signs of it but it is common in our lawns (Chicago area) at the end of winter.  

Ahh winter, we can't wait for warmer temperatures and for colors of Spring to blossom! 

 If you think your lawn has snow mold contact us, we can help.

Happy Gardening!
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