Did the Tornado plant grass while it was taking out everything else?
Originally Posted by Bogey
Could it be that, now this is just a wild shot in the dark but, could it be that the "before" pic was taken in the middle of summer?
I know, it was a crazy thought.
Originally Posted by Kings Provisional
Actually grass grows in the summer.
The photo was most likely taken when construction of the subdivsion was completed but the landscaping was not started.
FWIW, the pre-Tornado pic was more than likely taken in late winter early spring, probably Feb or March. The native Bermuda grass down there goes dormant and brown when the temps drop below 50 degrees or when the temp exceeds 100 degrees for prolonged periods of time. What tells me itís the former is that the trees, albeit sparse, have no leaves but do have buds. If it was taken during a summer drought or heat spell, the trees would still have their leaf structure but the grass would be dormant and brown. Spring is their rainy season hence the greener, thicker grass in the post Tornado pic. The greener grass areas mixed in with the pre Tornado pic are probably either Fescue or Rye mixed in with the native grass.
I travel to McAlester, Ok 5 times a year so I get to see all 4 seasonal changes first hand. McAlester is about 120 miles to the ESE.