Water your lawn

It seems like we’ve had enough water to last all summer, but we have not.  High temperatures and windy days will dry out your lawn quickly.  I can see signs of heat stress in many lawns, and the fescue is hard hit.  See our page on proper watering procedures.  Fescue may need a daily sprinkle in the high heat, as well as the twice per week deep watering.  If you can’t push a 6 inch screwdriver into your lawn, you need to water more deeply.

Mow frequently

Our mowing page has lots of good tips, but the rule is to mow your lawn when it needs mowed.  You never want to mow off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at once.  If you let it get too long and mow it down all at once, it will look brown.

Mow at the proper height

Your fescue grass needs to be mowed higher than your bermuda grass.  Fescue struggles with the heat.  The longer the blades of grass, the better it will be able to take care of itself, and the more the roots will be shaded.

Don’t forget the fertilizer!  Many people skip fertilizer applications because they believe they will have to mow more often.  While that may be partially true, you want to have a good looking lawn, right?  Fertilizer is the grass’s food.  A healthy, vigorously-growing lawn will not only look much better and greener, it will help choke out the weeds.

If you have any problems or questions about your lawn, please don’t hesitate to contact us!