Posted by Tony Koski, CSU Extension Turf Specialist
|Gray snow mold can occur during very snowy winters or on shaded|
areas of lawns - whenever snow cover persists for 60 days or longer
|The gray, fuzzy mold is easily seen as the snow melts|
if you have deep accumulations of leaves (because leaving a matted layer of tree leaves on the lawn over the winter can mimic snow cover… possibly resulting in snow mold under the leaves). And try to avoid shoveling or plowing snow from sidewalks and drives into long-lasting piles.
|Snow mold damage on home lawns is almost always cosmetic,|
with only the grass blades being affected.
|Raking affected areas with a leaf rake to "fluff up" the moldy, |
matted grass will help speed up recovery.