Here’s an informative article by Cynthia Bowman for Freshome on allergy-free lawns.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) says more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. And grass and weed pollen are among the most common allergy triggers. You don’t have to let a lawn or grass allergy keep you from enjoying your yard this summer, though. We have three ways you can reduce or eliminate allergens for an allergy-free lawn.
How To Know If You’re Allergic To Grass
Your doctor can order a blood test or scratch test to confirm if you have grass allergies. The most common lawn allergy symptoms include:
- Itchy eyes
- Sniffling and sneezing
- Rashes or itching after contact with your lawn
If you’re diagnosed with a grass allergy, there are medications that you can take to alleviate the symptoms. Allergy symptoms tend to flare up in the spring and summer because grasses usually pollinate from April through June.
A two-pronged approach of allergy relief via medication and via removing allergens from your garden is most effective. We want to help with the latter. Here are three tips on how to create an allergy-free lawn so you can stop the sneezing and itching this spring and summer: