February always brings with it the threat of snow and when there is snow around there is always the risk of ‘Snow Mould’, or to give it’s correct name Fusarium Patch Disease (Microdochium nivale).
This fungal disease often attacks lawns in cold weather when there is constant moisture.
Lawns with compaction and thick thatch layers are more likely to suffer from ‘Snow Mould’. Quite often the outbreak is caused after heavy snow cover has remained on lawns for some time, the snow acting as an insulator for the fungal spores.
If you see signs of Fusarium Patch Disease, the infection can be treated with a contact fungicide, just call your local Lawnscience Professional to arrange an inspection of your lawn.