We have been seeing lots of snow mold on lawns this year now that the snow cover has finally melted.

Snow mold is a common turfgrass disease seen in the Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven & Muskegon areas during the Spring after the snow cover melts.  Snow mold is patchy with spots typically 10-12 inches in diameter.  The patches may be covered with a white fuzz or just brown and matted.  It always seems like snow mold is more prevalent in the Spring after a long snow covered winter.  Although snow mold looks terrible on your lawn, don’t worry.  Snow mold is very temporary and rarely causes enough damage to require overseeding.  Your best course of action to either do nothing or lightly rake the infected areas of grass.  Snow mold disappears once soil temperatures rise and your grass starts growing again.