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Bermuda is often viewed as a weed in Fescue lawns, and vice versa. The different requirements of these two grass types have them locked in mortal combat in lawns across the "transition zone," an area of the country with a climate that favors both grasses but is ideal for neither. Mow fescue lawns very high and plant ornamental shade trees. Mow bermuda lawns very close and prune or remove trees. Don't fertilize fescues after Memorial Day. Don't fertilize bermudas after Labor Day.