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How To Control Pink Snow Moldpink snow mold

For a lawn owners the two colors that get the most attention is green, signaling a well-maintained lawn and brown which indicates that there may be a lack of nutrition or water being delivered to the grass. However, most lawn owners don’t expect to see the color pink on their turf, but it is very possible. Pink appears on lawns usually in the form of pink snow mold, a common lawn disease which occurs in cooler areas during or after the winter season.

Snow molds usually occur when there is an extended period of snow cover on turf which takes longer to melt away, the turf underneath is affected and results in mold growth. When it comes to pink snow mold, once the snow actually does melt away, you are left with pink patches of turf or even slimy sticky pink mold on blades of grass.

The accumulation of pink fungal spores pile up on the leaves of infected grass plants, producing a pink cast on circular patches of matted grass. Usually only leaves are attacked, but under conditions favorable for disease development the fungus may kill the crowns and roots as well. Thus, pink snow mold can be more severe than gray snow mold.

What’s interesting about pink snow mold is that it doesn’t even really require snow to develop and can accumulate via icy or freezing temperatures without the presence of snow. If you have pink snow mold on your lawn, we at Solutions Pest and Lawn can help you to remove it in the form of specially designed fungicides and helpful how-to lawn advice.

How To Get Rid Of Pink Snow Mold: 3 Step Solution

Pink snow mold which develops on your lawn must be treated quickly to keep the fungus from spreading. Damage to the turf can be severe and long-lasting without intervention so it is best to mobilize into a control program upon discovering the presence of it in your yard. However, just buying a random fungicide and spraying around may not do the trick. That is why we have outlined 3 basic steps to follow to tackle pink snow mold properly so it is completely removed from your lawn.

Step 1: Inspect and correctly identify if the mold or disease your are seeing is indeed pink snow mold. If you see pink it may very likely be pink snow mold but there are cases where you may get the disease confused with pink snow mold when it is actually a different disease. Identifying the growth correctly will help you in selecting the proper fungicide and help you in your treatment approach. If you are not entirely sure that it is pink snow mold, we here at Solutions can help. Send us a photo of what you see to identification@solutionsstores.com and we will respond back quickly with the proper ID of the disease as well as give you recommendations on fungicides specially design to treat pink snow mold.

Step 2: Once the disease is properly ID’d as pink snow mold, you can move on to treatment. We have a variety of different fungicides which can effectively treat and remove pink snow mold. Which fungicide you choose is up to you. The most important factor when treating this pink snow mold is to act quickly. Spray the affected areas immediately going in accordance with the instructions found on the fungicide label. You may have to re-apply fungicides a few times to provide continuous control of pink snow mold. Retreat if you begin to see symptoms again.

Step Three: Once the pink snow mold has been taken care of, you can carry out a few maintenance tasks to ensure the mold doesn’t return during the cold season. Mowing your grass shorter before winter is recommended as longer grass makes it more likely for snow mold to take hold on a lawn. Mulch leaves in the fall to eliminate additional breeding ground. Also using a low-nitrogen fertilizer to feed your lawn is a good choice to reduce the chances of snow mold growth.

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