Friday, April 1, 2011

Finally the snow starts melting...

Finally the snow started melting off the lawns in Calgary and what is the first thing I saw? Snow mold - spreading over the lawn as the snow recedes. Of course I got out right away and used a fan rake to briskly but not deeply rake the lawn to break up the fungal mat. Here are a couple of pictures of the lawn yesterday.

By tomorrow we are supposed to have more snow. Is it worth spraying? NO of course not.
But it doesn't hurt to sweep or lightly rake as soon as the snow melts- and this could be on different dates depending on the direction your lawn faces. South facing slopes will be the first to dry out.

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