Experts and BHG readers answer.
Does fescue die in the summer, or is the grass just dormant?
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.