Snow mold is challenging to lawn recovery

Snow mold is challenging to lawn recovery

What is Snow Mold? Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears when snow melts in early spring.There are two varieties of snow mold.
Gray Snow Mold Gray snow mold forms under snow piles and is characterized by circular patches of straw-colored turf that appear matted and may have gray webbing present.
Pink Snow Mold Pink Snow Mold occurs with or without snow. It can be active from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 60 degrees Fahrenheit as long as grass remains wet. The patches of affected turf are straw-colored with a white or pinkish fungal growth.
Is Snow Mold Serious? Snow mold damage is generally cosmetic. However, infected areas may be slower to come out of dormancy and green up. Lightly raking infected patches after the lawn begins to dry will increase airflow and help aid recovery. Fertilizing will stimulate new growth. Spread out snow piles  as spring nears to encourage rapid melt.