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Does fescue die in the summer, or is the grass just dormant?

I tried planting fescue in my lawn, and it worked out beautifully until the weather got hot. Now I'm told it dies in summer. Is that true, or is the grass just dormant?
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Luckily, the various types of fescue don't die in summer, but if you fail to supply them with regular moisture, they will become dormant and look dead. Fescues break dormancy and regrow once wetter, cooler weather arrives in autumn. To keep your fescue from going dormant in summer, water it frequently. Doing so will keep it green from spring through fall.

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