Question: My fescue is dying, clear down to the soil. It’s in 2- and 3-foot round patches, and it doesn’t look like there will be anything left to come back. It looked fine coming out of the winter a couple of months ago, but I don’t think there will be anything left by the time it gets really hot this summer.
Answer: Fescue can develop brown patch in late spring. It attacks the blades near the soil line. Fescue does not produce runners, so, unlike St. Augustine, fescue can actually be killed by the disease. Treat with a fungicide at first confirmation of the problem.