Ways to Prevent and Get Rid of Snow Mold

Prevention and Treatment

Ways to Prevent and Get Rid of Snow Mold

If you’re a homeowner, you know that winter can be a tricky time. You have to worry about keeping your home warm and cozy, while also dealing with the snow and ice. One thing that many homeowners don’t think about is snow mold. This is a fungus that can grow on top of the snow, and it can cause some serious problems for your home. In this post, we’ll explain what snow mold is, how to prevent it, and how to get rid of it if it does occur. Keep reading to learn more about the ways to prevent and get rid of snow mold.

Ways to Prevent and Get Rid of Snow Mold


Prevent matted turf. Any matted turf is at increased risk. Juvenile creeping bentgrass is most susceptible, though Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass in lawns where turf is maintained at heights of 3”H or more are also at risk.

Fungicidal applications. Fungicide applications are used to control snow mold. Chemical treatments should be completed in late fall before the first snowfall. Contact fungicides can be applied to protect against infection during the wintertime. This must be applied after the turf goes dormant for the winter because the chemicals can partially phytotoxic, meaning they may poison your grass. That’s why it’s so important to thoroughly follow the manufacturer’s recommendations or work with a professional, like Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape.

Appropriate mowing before the winter cold. Keep grass about 2-1/2”H to 3”H; any taller and you set it up to become matted during snowfall.


What You Can Do on Your Own: In the spring, any action that disturbs the matted turf is beneficial. This may be raking, mowing, or aerating.

Ask Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape for Ways to Prevent and Get Rid of Snow Mold. You can also call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We know just how to care for your lawn to prevent and treat fungal infections. Plus, if you’d like to have your best lawn year-round, we have a lawn care package for everyone’s needs and budget. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for a free quote.