The situation: I live in central North Carolina, the piedmont region. We are currently in a moderate drought but nothing severe. We have not been getting steady rain in a little over a month now however a few thunderstorms. The yard is 97% full sun. I water religiously most every day in the evenings and in the morning sometimes. My yard is around .99 acres. I have fescue grass and the yard is now 4 years old. Avg temp in the past 2 months has been 78-85 degrees. I lime 2-4x a year, fertilize 2x a year and seed either once or twice a year... probably once from now on since the lawn is established. It is cut with a Toro Z @ 4". After each seasonal treatment (spring and fall) the lawn bursts into the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood with tons of compliments and slowdowns from drivers by. I try to get the slow release fert. After about a month it goes down hill. The Problem: (see pics below) I realize in low moisture moderate heat areas that things will tend to burn up quickly. But what has always bugged me about my lawn is it will only do it in certain areas that I like to call brown islands. You can be standing somewhere in the middle of the yard with one foot in nice, thick green grass and the other in decrepit wilting brown grass. Houses in the same hood dont spend half the time in their yard, have same amount of sun and never water and their grass stays green and thick a lot longer then mine. I spend more time then anyone I know trying to have a simple green thick lawn (don't we all) If the problem is the lack of water then I would consider installing a sprinkler system, but if it is not, i do not want to waste my time. I am turning to the pro's to help me solve this so-called mystery of... What the Hell is happening to my lawn? Pics: Click here for the Pics.