Weather

How Spring, Summer storms can benefit your garden

Spring and summer storms might not be fun for your outdoor plans but your lawn and garden will rejoice when they move through.

Not only do we get an increase in soil moisture, but the lightning in the storm also helps to fertilize the soil as well.

Nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the air in the Earth’s atmosphere but it isn’t all available for use by plants.

When lightning occurs in a storm, it is hot enough to break apart the nitrogen molecules so they can combine with oxygen.

These newly formed nitrogen oxides then dissolve in the rain and shower down on your garden and grass as nitrates which are basically a super fertilizer.

This is one reason your grass looks so green after a storm!