Grass growing at night?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by redoak77, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    This could be a really dumb question but does grass grow much at night. I would think w/o sun for photosythesis it wouldn't grow much, or at least maybe it wouldn't grow as much as during the day. Just Curious
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    A grass plant has the ability to store food produced during daylight photosynthesis, therefore utilizing it when it is needed, ie nightime and cloudy days.

    Actually with the heat we have been having, it seems like the lawns green up a bit more during the darker, cooler hours, and always look better first thing in the morning before the daytime heat kicks in.
  3. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Yeah, I look much better in the morning too. Then the sun comes out and cools things down to about 100 degrees and I start withering.

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