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DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH & EXTENSION University of Arkansas System Agriculture and Natural ResourcesFSA6118 Lawn Care Calendar Tall Fescue John BoydProfessor ­Weed ScientistArkansas Is Our Campus Visit our web site at: https://www.uaex.uada.eduThese suggested maintenance practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year. Because every site is different due to variations in location, terrain, soil type, condition of lawn, previous lawn care and other factors, adjust these practices and dates to suit your home lawn. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a moderate­to­coarse­bladed, heavy­duty grass that tolerates a wide range of soil and shade conditions and has good heat, drought and wear tolerance. Tall fescue has few serious pest problems but is subject to brown patch disease under warm, wet conditions. Tall fescue grows rapidly and requires frequent mowing in spring and fall but does not tolerate a close cut. Tall fescue has a bunch­type growth habit, does not rec...