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Old 06-14-2012, 08:57 AM
1999frontier 1999frontier is offline
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Fescue doesn't look as green

Last week I watered twice 1/2" per watering and then we got right at about an 1" of rainfall between last week and this past Tuesday. I got a chance to cut it Tuesday after it quit raining and now that I cut it it doesn't look as green as it did before I cut it. Why is this? I'm cutting at 4"
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:42 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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There is nothing wrong with your fescue. It is summer in NC, when the soil temperature get's around 90* fescue goes dormant. You are mowing at the right height, keep that up, plan on skipping a mowing when it get's really warm. Your watering way too much. Too much water at this time of year is seriously detrimental. A 1/2 inch a week is the max that grass need's. Don't use any fertilizer, the grass won't use it when it's hot and it will cause excessive top growth which can lead to more problem's. Treat that fescue right in the heat and see the reward September through May.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:08 PM
1999frontier 1999frontier is offline
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I haven't fertilized since March and I wont apply anymore until I overseeded again in September. I will cut back on the watering. I know that fescue starts looking bad in June but I didn't know that it would look so different after I mowed. Lol
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