Snow molds, especially after a winter like we have had this year, can lead to matting of the turf. Spring recovery efforts include relief of this matting once the area dries out enough to permit work. Often the best approach is hand raking, but we also use equipment like de-thatchers to save time.
If a de-thatcher is our weapon of choice, we make sure to set the machine at a height sufficient to break up the matting, but not so deep that significant soil disruption occurs.
Bring out the best in your lawn this spring by aiding its attempt to recover. Call us to come over and treat your snow mold and remove matting!
Read more on the UMass Amherst Agriculture and Landscape blog.