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Fix for bad snow mold condition?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by topcat, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Posts: 99

    My lawn in upper NY got bad snow mold this year. We never really had any thaw cycles this winter so the snow started in Nov and remained on the lawn till just a few weeks ago. As snow melted you could see the heavy white moldy looking webbings over much of the grass areas. With snow gone the lawn area now appears as 40 - 50% brown heavily matted dead areas. What's the best way to go about repairing it and getting it looking like a lawn again in short time? It really appears so damaged in such a great mass that waiting for it to grow back and fill-in would seem a non-solution. Anyone have suggestions?
  2. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    Grab a rake. Then reseed and pray.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    yup, grab a rake and break it apart...wait few days, maybe a week to see whether the grass is okay, if not seed area..

    How to avoid snow mold are don't use excess amounts of fast release fertilizer, proper aeration, good drainage.

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