yeah, some people will put down rye during the winter for green lawn while the bermuda is dormant. Most people don't bother with it though. Bermuda grows so thick that it is hard to get a good thick lawn of it and it never seems to turn a dark green, it always seems to be a light green. I've been seeing more and more people actually painting their lawns. I didn't believe it at first but the closer I looked at it its obvious to tell. The first one I saw looked great... the second one though used a different tone of green and it looked painted. It was horrible. Do you think that this has any effect on the lawn itself? This guys yard looks great during the summer also, very healthy and green. The painted lawn looked so good that I even thought about painting mine too. I know that is the farthest thing from organic but bermuda is pretty tuff and a lot of its new growth comes from the roots, some comes from the old grass stalks. Another common practice is to "scalp" the lawn where you take it down to the soil almost and it will grow back fresh.