Out of 35 yards that I mow weekly I have one yard that is turning brown depsite all efforts to prevent it. The front is a fescue sod and that back is a patchy fesue area that the customer insisted the I reseed this spring. I gave customer instructions to water every 2-3 days depending on weather and he insists that he is compliant. However everytime I maintain his yard, the soil is dusty and there are cracks in the open yard. I applied the first round of Pre-M to the sod only in late February and starter in the back yard. At the end of 6 weeks (time for Pre-M round 2) there was slight browning and I advised customer to water lawn more. Customer states he waters the yard enough that it reflects in his water bill. Well anyway, he call last night irate about his yard and tells me that if it is not fixed by June 30th that he was going to take care of it himself. I know that in the back of my mind it is most likely a dought problems, what what are some other thoughts?