March 29, 2013
Now that the snow is mostly gone, we are seeing some common early spring problems in lawns. Here are a couple of things that I observed in my own lawn yesterday.
The first is Gray Snow Mold, caused by fungal organism (Typhula incarnata). This is a common problems that develops in lawns at this time of year.
Here is how I know what it is. The brown fruiting bodies on the tissue are "sclerotia", which are commonly associated with this disease on turf.
The second problem is a feeding trail of voles that were active under the snow.
Here is the culprit (Picture from Timothy Christians)