How To Repair Winter Lawn Damage In The Spring

Smart ways to jumpstart your lawn's springtime recovery.

Trade frigid and frosty for warm and wonderful. Jump on the polar opposite express, leaving the polar vortex behind. Now is the time to spring into action and fix up what ails your lawn. Here are our expert rescue plans to transform your winter-damaged lawn.

Snow Mold Rescue Plan

CAUSE: Low temperature extremes and heavy snow cover for a month or longer do more than dampen spirits, they can cause snow mold diseases on your lawn.

EFFECT: Gray, pink or dead patches, 4 to 12 inches in diameter

SOLUTION:

  1. Wait for snow to melt and grass to dry.
  2. Lightly rake to remove dead grass and loosen soil.
  3. Add
  4. Reseed with
  5. Feed with
  6. Just before your first mow, feed with

If you only have a small area to repair, use Scotts® EZ Seed. It contains a unique combination of Scotts® best grass seed, starter fertilizer and super-absorbent growing material.

Salt & Ice Damage Rescue Plan

CAUSE: Road salt and ice melt permeate and can damage turfgrass soil, thanks to salt-laden snow and slush that has been pushed and plowed from walkways, streets and paved areas.

EFFECT: Bare, brown or dead patches along sidewalks, walkways and driveways

SOLUTION:

  1. Flush road salt and ice melt away from roots by flooding the area with water or allowing seasonal rains to naturally dilute salt in the soil. To speed up the flushing process, apply pelletized gypsum to further neutralize salts.
  2. Prepare the area for reseeding by applying
  3. Reseed with
  4. Feed with

If you only have a small area to repair, use Scotts® EZ Seed. It contains a unique combination of Scotts® best grass seed, starter fertilizer and super absorbent growing material.