Recognizing the problem
The grass around the house subdues the natural principles and rules of making plants grow and the fact that the neighbor’s grass on the lawn is greener, taller, and looks alive than that of mine is rather explainable due to several reasons. It was known that all living organisms need proper care for a better state of biological and physical processes which provide a plant’s growth. Such parameters as air, water, soil, and ecology, on the whole, are vital for living organisms in their reciprocal essence within four significant spheres for life and the biosphere, in particular. Two states of grass can be characterized by the environmental instability and negative impact of human beings’ activity or the final products of their activity, to be more precise. The problem surely touches upon biotic and abiotic factors prescribed to the environmental concept (Park, 2001). Moreover, the situation is evaluated with a short distance between two places where grass grows. The fading of grass can be caused by the negative influence of chemicals and pesticides which could appear in the soil, water, or air near my house, and good care of grass done by the neighbor with prevention the plant from chemicals and other irritants. Moreover, the impact of harmful insects is not excluded in this case and possible effect after poisoning vermin. Another approach concerns the primordial bad quality of seeds. One more point may consider my inappropriate care of the grass and lack of some vital things for promotion of natural growth of the grass.
Development of a hypothesis
It is important to point out whether there is a more influential factor in making grass fade? Is it true that chemicals and insects can cause such effects of brownness and dryness which are observed in the case with grass around my house or it is just a result of a man’s indifference in care about the grass? According to general principles, such effect is a result of carelessness, first of all, and a bad environment as well. The environment is constantly changing negatively and perhaps there is an accumulation of parasites that prevent grass from growing. One more tentative explanation assumes the intrusion of a man in a micro-ecosystem of the plant with cases of trampling grass with feet, cars, or other heavy things. Another hypothesis contemplates a lack of proper care about grass on the lawn.
Experiment to test the hypothesis
The connection of all approaches maintained in the hypotheses can be proved in accordance with the logical corroboration implemented within the experimental framework with the use of the ad absurdum method. If there is no influence of chemicals on the grass near my house, then other factors scarcely could make the plant brown and dead. The concept of chemicals is often made out with negative effects. Overuse of chemicals presupposes a mere death for living beings and impropriety of co-existence of both plants and chemicals (Porter & Lawlor, 1991). If there is no intrusion of a man, then the grass would not be so short and cut. When something prevents a plant from growing upward, then there must be a physical barrier. If the plant is not influenced by parasitic insects, then the flowers were not cut with characteristic remains of tiny stings. If every living being needs water for life, then it is obvious that the host’s care of the grass omits to pour it with more water, as the grass is dead.
Analysis of the data with conclusions about the hypothesis
When taking into account two types of grass growing too close the factor of the harmful effect of sunlight can be excluded, as the area encompasses similar weather and climate conditions. Also, the physical prevention from growing is taken apart. The most significant presupposition deserving for life is the chemical impacts.
Testing: Examples of both kinds of fresh grass were placed in conditions of medium influence of pesticides (glufosinate-ammonium) which were used for flower protection from insects near the ground (Clarke, 1998). Both kinds of fresh grass were damaged, but the example taken from my ground obtained the brown coloring.
Control group: A close arrangement of the garden and the lawn is considered with the harmful effect caused to grass not only by soil after rain, in natural conditions, but, surely, by air, first of all.
Experimental group: The results showed the direct influence of chemicals. The flasks with grass examples showed also that the impact of water hastened the reaction in the plants’ cells as a good solvent, so the use of water, surprisingly enough, was odd and the human factor reckoned with carelessness is not proper.
Sharing knowledge with the scientific community
The main negative impact on the grass around my house was caused by the use of pesticides for flower protection from parasites and there are no more argumentative explanations of the issue at all.
- Clarke, R. (1998, October 3). Green Dream Grass of Home; Roger Clarke Checks out the Best Ways to Get Your Lawn in Top Condition. The Birmingham Post (England), p. 48.
- Park, Chris C. (2001). The environment: principles and applications. Ed. 2. Routledge. London.
- Porter, John R., and Lawlor, David W. (1991). Plant growth: interactions with nutrition and environment. CUP Archive. NY.