Why Is Grass Green?


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Why is the sky blue? Why do birds fly? Why is grass green? Kids have curious minds (and adults do, too!). While we can’t answer every question that comes our way, we can certainly explain the science behind the color of grass.

Why Grass Is Green

Like many plants, grass produces a pigment called chlorophyll. This bright pigment absorbs blue and red light, reflecting green light back to your eyes. And that’s not even chlorophyll’s most important job! It helps the plant turn solar energy into food, a process called photosynthesis. This works when the molecules absorb quanta of light and transfer the energy to special molecules. When stimulated, these molecules fire off an electron that causes chemical changes in the plant. Further processes turn the chemical energy into sugar. This sugar is what the plants eat to grow and stay healthy. That’s why the right amount of sun is important for green grass!

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We know not all grass is green, but that’s why we’re here! Our Green Lawn Program provides everything your lawn needs to be that bright, healthy shade of green. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote and to learn more about our services.