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What’s Snow Mold?
Snow mold is a common cool-season lawn disease that loves cold weather. It appears after a winter of heavy snow and prolonged cover. Moisture, compaction, and poor air circulation in our cool-season lawns create the perfect conditions for snow mold.
Spotting Snow Mold:
- Look for straw-colored, matted-down turf with grass blades melded together.
- Gray snow mold appears in circular patches, while pink snow mold may affect golf courses, penetrating the crown and roots.
- Air Circulation is Key:
- Lightly rake affected areas after the snow melts and the turf dries.
- Wait for the ground to thaw and dry before raking to avoid damage.
- Use a light rake, not a thatch or metal gardening rake, to gently fluff the grass for better air circulation.
- Fungicide for Active Cases:
- If you see cobwebs (mycelium), the disease is still active.
- Consider a fungicide application to halt snow mold growth.
- Warmth Brings Recovery:
- Most grass will recover as temperatures rise in early spring.
- Extreme cases may require lawn repairs like seeding and patching dead areas.
Remember, a little care now goes a long way in ensuring a lush lawn when warmer days arrive. If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out!
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Turf Nutrition Services
I am excited to carry and offer even more organic-based products with my new vendor this year. I have crafted and tested an even better hybrid-organic plan for 2024.
Our products and plan will always include the following:
- Grub control
- Soil analysis
- Soil amendments
- Weed control
I am also offering additional – recommended – applications throughout the year. I will notify you with timely emails when we suggest these applications:
- Flea & tick
- Surface insects
Product Spotlight – Yucca
What is Yucca?
Yucca extract, derived from the plant, is rich in nutrients and excels in water conservation. This versatile plant contains steroidal saponins, antioxidants, and stress-alleviating compounds used in modern medicine – and is used in every round of our liquid nutrition program.
Benefits of Applying Yucca Extract to Your Lawn:
- Improve Absorption of Water and Nutrients:
- Acts as a natural wetting agent, enhancing water and nutrient distribution.
- Ideal for improving water penetration in your lawn.
- Improve Cell Wall Permeability:
- Saponins in yucca extract enhance liquid dispersal and grass plant cell wall permeability.
- Reduce Stress:
- Enhances distress tolerance, protecting your grass from everyday stressors like disease, pests, heat, and drought.
- Protection from Disease Pathogens:
- Boosts grass health, aiding in the fight against disease pathogens.
- Stimulate Plant Growth and Development:
- Biostimulant properties promote the growth and development of various plants, including grass.
- Reduce Soil Compaction:
- Helps break up compacted soil, improving root access to water and nutrients.
- Ideal for foliar applications to enhance root drench and plant feeding.