What is Snow Mold?
Snow mold, also known as snow rot is a fungus that can damage or kill your grass after the snow has melted late in the winter. There are two different species of snow mold and are identified by color: gray and pink. Snow mold on grass can affect all types of grass. However, fescue and bluegrass are the least affected by this turf disease.
What is the Cause of Snow Mold?
Snow mold usually occurs in the presence of heavy snowfall before the ground is frozen. The weight of the snow on top of the grass, and leaves not cleaned up, can wreak havoc in the form of snow mold on grass.