Why your grass is greener after a storm

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Nitrogen! Nitrogen is a key ingredient that is most responsible for the green in your grass.

While the Earth’s atmosphere is approximately 78% nitrogen, grass is unable to absorb the nitrogen in the air. That’s where Mother Nature comes in to help. When it rains, the rain forces the nitrogen to the ground. Microorganisms then take over, converting the nitrogen in the soil and makes grass green.

During a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightning can instantly create nitrogen oxide (which is the key ingredient in fertilizers). The grass absorbs this immediately without waiting for the microorganisms to do their job. Lightning is Mother Nature’s fertilizer!

So if you’re looking for a greener lawn and don’t want to wait on Mother Nature, now you know what to look for when you buy fertilizer... NITROGEN!

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