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Have any of you ever had dormant tttf in the summer? If so, how did you water enough to get it alive but still keep it in dormancy? How long can tttf be dormant? From my experience, once tttf goes brown it doesn't come back. Grass affected by brown patch is supposed to still be alive at the crown and able to come back However, without leaves doing photosynthesis, how can the crown and roots stay alive? Tttf is touted for its drought resistance. That's great if you can keep it alive for a few years so the roots can grow long enough.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I found this conversation at ATY on the topic:
http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?forum_uri=northern&t=15065&start
Seems like "oh, just let it go dormant" is bad advice for anyone growing tttf. I was intrigued by John's reply that the way to get fescue through the summer was to give it absolutely no nitrogen from any source from January to fall, to have it go into the summer 'lean and mean." I did cracked corn in April but next year I may try the no nitrogen at all approach (giving it plenty this fall before depriving it).
 
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