Snow mold is a fungal disease that can affect your lawn, especially in cold, wet weather. Symptoms include a greyish snow-like coating on your lawn and visible damage to the blades. The fungus, called snow rust, attacks the entire plant, killing it entirely and spreading to the surrounding area. This creates unsightly areas of dead grass.
Preventing snow mould
Proper lawn care: make sure your lawn is healthy and resilient. Mow it regularly and properly. Get rid of grass clippings that otherwise hold moisture underneath. Verticut at least once a year to aerate the grass to remove moss and dead matter. This will ultimately reduce moisture and thus reduce the risk of snow mold.
Proper fertilisation: Avoid excessive use of nitrogen fertiliser, especially in autumn, as this
can increase the lawn's susceptibility to snow mould. If you do fertilise, use fertilisers that are richer in potassium.
How to get rid of snow mould:
Removing the affected areas: Thoroughly dig up the affected areas of the lawn and their immediate surroundings, cover the holes with fresh dirt and plant new grass.
Apply fungicides: In case of extensive infection, fungicides may be necessary. Consult a professional or gardener to choose the correct product and dosage.
Efficacy of Escube Grass against snow mould
Escube Grass was developed with turf health and disease resistance in mind. It contains specially selected biostimulants and nutrients that support the root system of the lawn and increases its resistance to stress conditions, including snow mold. Escube Grass can help keep your lawn strong, healthy and disease-resistant.
Avoiding water retention in your lawn, early identification of snow mold symptoms, and regular lawn care are crucial to preventing this disease. Escube Grass can be a valuable tool for maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn all season long.