I have been watering sod three...times...a...day... for about a week now. Yeah, not the funnest thing I've ever done. But it is making the backyard look better!
I hadn't been noticing much green growth in the sod until one morning I went out and saw that a lot had grown since the day before.
It had rained, so I mentioned to my husband that the rain really must have done a lot of good.
He told me it was more the lightning than the rain.
I had never heard of this before, but I was intrigued, so I did some research.
It seems as if lightning really is a great fertilizer!
Apparently our air is a mix of Nitrogen, Oxygen, and a little Hydrogen, with Nitrogen being the highest concentration.
When lightning strikes it breaks these molecules into individual atoms, that are then able to mix with other molecules, that then combine with the rain, taking them straight to the ground.
OK, I know there is much more to it than this, but I don't care to know all of the details. lol
Anyhow, lightning is great for your plants, and I will now look at lightning very differently from now on.
Lightning is Gods free fertilizer. He sure knows what He is doing doesn't He?
So, bring on the storms, just please leave the tornado's behind!