If your pitch is waterlogged, stay off it, you will do far more harm than good - obviously individual circumstances will determine whether a pitch is playable. If it is deemed fit, then use something like a hand fork, rather than machinery, and ensure that heavy wear areas are well spiked.
Use approved fungicides to treat any infected areas as mild temperatures and wet weather will aid fungal disease.
Provide regular brushing to keep the leaf blade dry, and apply an approved fungicide to prevent any further outbreaks, as leaf spot can be quite damaging.
Red thread can develop on most turfgrasses but is far more common on ryegrasses, meadow grasses and fescues - which tend to develop any time during cool or wet weather. If nitrogen or potassium is limited symptoms will often develop far more severely as is often an indicator of low fertility.
Always ensure that the disease is correctly identified prior to applying any plant protection product. Usually a dose of fertiliser will help control an outbreak of red thread.
Maintain a height of cut between 24-30mm.
If snow does make an appearance, and training is held on the main pitch, ensure that regimes, such as training drills and practice games, are rotated on the pitch to avoid excessive wear.
The extreme water-logging is causing some problems, however if you managed to undertake a decent renovation at the end of last year, the mild temperatures have been kind and this will have grown well.
The Annual Meadow-grass is typically dragging its heels at this time of the year and you will notice a disparity between the perennial species, i.e. Bent and Fescue and the ephemeral opportunist which is Annual Meadow-grass.
You may find high levels of moss, with a moist surface and low light levels being a contributing factor. Lateral compaction means that the water is unable to percolate away from the hole, so aerating when ground conditions are unsuitable will lead to smearing the sides of the hole.
Black layer and toadrush are also a problem as anaerobic conditions continue to prevail.
Aearate as much as the conditions allow, and critically not before!
Provide some much needed TLC and fertiliser to help the turf recover as conditions improve. Be vigilant for Microdochium Patch and treat at the very first symptoms. Using biostimulants such as SeaAction Liquid Seaweed and BioMass sugar helps the soil food web recover.
Weeds, Pests & Diseases
As stated previously, the mild temperatures and wet weather will promote fungal disease. Use approved fungicides to treat any infected areas.
Keep your machinery in top condition