Is Fescue Grass Dead if Brown - Knowledgebase Question

Kennesaw, GA
Question by mrigelsky
June 17, 2007
My fescue grass has turned brown and looks dead in many areas of my lawn. We have severe watering restrictions and I missed my alloted time for about a week - that also had 90 degree plus heat.
This does not appear to be brown patch, but possibly from lack of water - my question is - will the grass come back or green up or revive if I get back on schedule watering?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2007



I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Your fescue is a tough call. Being a cool season grass it struggles through summer and is among the least tolerant of turf species to drought. I suggest you not give up on it just yet and try another watering to see if it will recover. If it doesn't show some signs of green after two waterings I would consider it gone.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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