Known for its year round color and ability to thrive in shade and drought, Fescue in McDonough, Georgia is commonly used in residential lawns as well as golf courses.   Fescue is commonly used because it is coarse textured turf grass making it a great choice for high traffic or play areas.  Fescue is a cool season turf grass with the most productive growth during the months of September to June.  The hot temperatures of summer can stress your fescue turf but with proper care and maintenance it will perform well throughout the entire year.   Listed below are a few guidelines for caring for your fescue lawn this summer:

  1. Your fescue lawn needs approximately 2 inches of water a week depending on the amount of rainfall received.
  2. It’s also very important to make sure you are mowing at the appropriate height for fescue, 3 to 4 inches.  Mow once a week and remove no more than 1/3 of the blade.
  3. Inspect lawn for any disease or fungal activity. Tan or brown spots may indicate disease
  4. Mid to late summer check the lawn for insect/grub activity. If grass pulls up like carpet this is a good indication of activity.  Severe infestations should be treated.