What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

Vole

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?  PART 8 – VOLE DAMAGE Damage from voles can be a very unpleasant site in the spring when you see your lawn for the first time in months after the snow melts.  To make matters worse, vole damage seems to appear that much more dramatic when it’s combined with all the other conditions affecting the lawn that go along with winter including snow mold disease and winter kill.   Voles are small rodents very similar in size and appearance to … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

snowmold

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 7 – SNOW MOLD DISEASE Snow mold is a fungal turfgrass disease that commonly affects lawns in early spring.   The Symptoms and visual damage are very evident as the snow melts away and brown matted down circular patches of turf ranging in size from a few inches in diameter to over one foot cover the lawn.   Depending on the severity of disease activity, these patches coalesce together and form bigger patches when the conditions are … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 4 – CROWN HYDRATION   Crown Hydration continues to be one of the most destructive yet least preventable forms of winter kill that causes damage to a lawn.  Crown hydration commonly occurs during the late winter months when warmer daytime temperatures cause the snow to melt followed by rapid freezing temperatures.  The worst affected areas are in the low lying, poorly drained soils that are prone to standing water.  Under these … [Read more...]