The issue of allowing snow on your lawn can be a difficult one to address. On the one hand, freezing temperatures can damage the grass blades to a great extent, so if you happen to have a few inches of snow covering them and protecting them from the freeze, then that’s certainly a good thing. On the other hand, however, there are less destructive ways to protect your grass from cold winds, and the snow itself can lead to some pretty serious issues. Using Revive products all year round can be very beneficial to the health of your lawn.
First of all, there’s a huge difference between allowing snow to fall naturally onto your lawn and shoveling it there from your driveway. Normally, as snowflakes fall, they form a light and “fluffy” carpet that doesn’t damage your lawn too much. But if you shovel the snow, you might also shovel harmful debris and pieces of ice onto the lawn. This, in turn may lead to the grass blades being seriously damaged.
An issue that can be caused by any type of snow is snow mold. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Snow can cause mold to develop on the grass blades, especially when temperatures are close to freezing, but still allow the snow to melt to some extent. Deeper layers of snow will experience slightly higher pressures and temperatures which can lead to a fungal disease commonly called snow mold often killing off large amounts of grass.