So I've had an interesting time of establishing my lawn in mid TN to say the least. I've got a 2 acre lot that required LOTS of land work and this mixed in all my top soil and has left me with mostly extremely clay heavy soil. It has taken me a couple years to get any sort of a lawn going. My recent attempt was KY31 and dutch clover mixed. I was sick of wasting money on higher priced Tall Fescues so KY31 was my choice. I chose the clover as a means of keeping some green though the extremely hot periods as well as a way to draw in a bit of nitrogen for the Fescue. As is par for the course for my lawn a wet spring led to a beautiful yard, by far the nicest in the neighborhood, this isn't saying much given some of the yards lol. However, June has arrived and 9 days of no rain and 90-95 degree temps have dried out the clay already and the signs of drought stress are becoming apparent in areas. I know this will progress, July and August will not be pretty, at this point the neighbor's "yards" (see weeds lol) will look great though. So I've been thinking, Tall Fescue is predominant in my area due to the climate however it is a cold season grass which doesn't lend itself to doing well in baked clay in the middle of a fierce TN summer. Bermuda actually likes heat but I'm not sure if it will do any better due to the lack of irrigation. I'm also curious if you can mix fescue and bermuda grass? There is no way I'm killing what I have to reseed so it will have to be a battle royal between the species to see which wins it out. So should I keep my current maintenance schedule, 1# N per K in Early March, Mid Sept and Mid October as well as overseeding. Or, should I give Bermuda a shot?? Fertilizing would be tricky as the Bermuda would want it in the Summer but that is opposite from what I'm doing now.