• Ask Ellen: Can lightning help my grass grow?

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - After a dry stretch, nothing can green up your garden like a good spring soaking of rain, but can lightning also act to help your grass grow?
    The answer is, yes!
    When it comes to grass, one of the most important nutrients it needs to grow green is nitrogen. Nitrogen is often times found in fertilizers to help grass and plants get a boost.
    Our atmosphere is rich in nitrogen, but the soil can't just absorb it from the air. Nitrogen needs to have its bonds broken so it can transform into something the soil can absorb.
    Lightning is powerful enough to break nitrogen bonds...
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