Runways on lawn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rivetdiane
March 31, 2010
Winter is over, and we look out, and saw dead grass on top of our lawn. In a runway apperance. The ground doesn't seem to be disturbed. It is a large area that has been affected. We have never had this before. We live by St. Paul MN. Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 31, 2010


During winters when snow cover persists, it's not uncommon to have some "snow mold" damage on lawns. There are two types of snow mold, pink and gray, and they typically leave "flattened" areas of turf. At the start of spring, use a leaf rake and vigorously rake these areas to counter the matting-down effect. Be sure to bag the clippings the first few times you mow your lawn to remove the fungus infected turf. Your turf should recover once fresh air and sunshine is able to penetrate.

Best wishes with your lawn.

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