Not dead or brown, but a nice dark green. It could be a little thicker but I haven’t reseeded yet. That and I’m hiking over a mile round trip to get 2x half a 5 gallon buckets of water for the yard. Depending on the weather, I make 3-5 round trips a week just to water the yard. I’m working on fabricating a large water holding thing. Dont know what it is yet, but I would like to have 50 gallons at camp.