Pale winter color
The post by virtuosity triggered a realization that I thought was worth running by the experts (and I didn't want to hi-jack his thread, but the answer may end up being the same).
Like virtuosity, my lawn is a uniform paleness - almost a hay color. However, the neighbors on both sides have a fairly uniform greeness to their lawns. They both have the standard MA builders mix and fertilize chemically (one via lawn service, the other DIY). Three years ago I killed off my builders mix and replaced it with TTTF, mainly Rebel Exeda. Like the responses to V's post, I guess the answer could be that the neighbors have perrenial rye that is giving it the green look. And no doubt, once the temps rise the color of my lawn overtakes theirs. But I am surprised by the marked difference right now. Could there be something that my organiclly fed lawn is missing?
My schedule last year:
May 5 - alfalfa (20lbs/1000 sf)
Aug 5 - alfalfa (20/1000)
Sep 2 - SBM (20/1000)
Sep 23 - SBM (10/1000)
Sep 29 - SBM (10/1000)