This article discusses the effect of salt on the growth of grass. It includes a hypothesis, controlled experimental method, results, and conclusions. The study suggests that salt inhibits the growth of grass by damaging the grass cells and creating a high concentration of salts in the environment.
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EFFECT OF SALT ON THE GROWTH OF GRASS1.0.IntroductionDuring the winter season, you spread salt day by day on your driveway to liquefy the snow.In the springtime, when the garden starts to develop, you see that there is no grass developingfor around three inches from the garage. Besides, the grass is by all accounts developing allthe more gradually up to around 1 foot from the driveway. It indicates that the salt sointroduced during winter season might reduce the growth of grass.2.0.HypothesisAt the point when the snow softens or liquefies with the salt on top of it, it assimilates waterand salt into the ground harming or crushing the grass roots therefore, the grass cannot growfurther. If the hypothesis is true pertaining to the salt-water absorption, the grass cannot grow.3.0.Controlled Experimental MethodIn a yard with snow, over grass, set up an experiment utilizing a two level factorial design(Jaynes et al., 2013). Ensure to separate the grass sheets for at least 3-5 feet so that the growthof the grass does not influence each other. Two of the experiments are meant to study theeffect of salt, so include known amount of salt (E.g., 100 gm of salt/feet2) and the other twoserves for control (no salt). The two boxes with salt liquefy even more rapidly that the twowithout, for them you would need to sit tight for a warm day. Measure the height of grass oneach day for all the grass for at least 15 days. To ensure the consistency of salt in the field,the salt level should be tested and it would be desired to have above 4.0 mmhos/cm. Theregular soil should show less than 4.0 mmhos/cm. 4.0.ResultsThe outcomes being that the two boxes with salt in them have 4.0 mmhos/cm, inhibits thegrowth of the grass and the two boxes without salt in them allow the growth of the grass. Thiscould be probably due to damage of grass cells creating a high concentration of salts in theenvironment. The high concentration of salts probably pulling the solvent molecules from thegrass roots to out by osmosis making the grass to die (Plant and Water Relationship, n.d).1
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