Fescue Lawn – Turning Yellow/Tan After Cold Spell

Q: I have a beautiful, lush, green fescue lawn that has turned yellow/tan over the past week. It was planted in fall of 2014. My maintenance company has fertilized three times so far. It was green before this last cold spell. Is there anything I can do to prevent/ correct this?

A: I think you have eliminated the possibility of the grass being too young, since it was planted a couple years ago. We’ve also eliminated lack of fertilizer, since your company has fertilized properly. In your case the only explanation left is simply cold damage from temperatures a couple of weeks ago. See if the grass greens up after this week of warm weather.

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