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    Question Any ideas what's causing this (it's killing my grass) ...and how to reverse it???

    Snow finally melts away... and within a few weeks this starts growing/happening to my lawn:

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    Never had (or even seen) anything like this before. Not sure what the holes are. Wife thinks it's insects; I'm wondering if they're caused by birds digging for insects/food. (I dropped a quarter on the ground in the last pic for hole size reference.) These dead patches are COVERED with these holes. We're not sure if the holes are causing the grass to die or if they're a side effect... or something else entirely that's unrelated.

    Anyone with experience... PLEASE HELP! At the rate these dead spots are spreading, if I don't work this problem soon I won't have any lawn left to mow by mid-Summer!

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    Re: Any ideas what's causing this (it's killing my grass) ...and how to reverse it???

    Snow mold.

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    Re: Any ideas what's causing this (it's killing my grass) ...and how to reverse it???

    Quote Originally Posted by possum View Post
    Snow mold.
    Thanks for the clue. Doing some investigating now online. Wonder why after decades it suddenly appeared? Hmmm... Thanks again!

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