Managing Allergies in the Spring

Amy NguyenLandscape Turf, Microban, Smart Turf

A staggering 19.2 million people suffer from hay fever, also known as grass allergies, according to the Center for Disease Control. With just one whiff of freshly cut grass, sneezing itchy and watery eyes can ensue! When it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather in spring and summer, hay fever rears its head and can put a damper on fun outdoor based activities. It’s not possible to get rid of hay fever but there are ways to manage it by avoiding those allergic triggers.

Keep windows closed. You may not see it but it’s there. Pollen during the spring and summer months is floating in the air and can cause irritation. Being outside is one thing but when you are inside, try to limit exposure to pollen by keeping windows and doors closed. This will help with keeping pollen and dust outside where it belongs.  Keep dust and pollen to a minimum indoors too by wiping surfaces down weekly.

Brush pets outside. Your furry friends love to play outside and roll around. As they run around and enjoy themselves, they are also collecting pollen, dust, and dirt. Before they come in after play, brush them out to ensure pollen and dust is kept outside.

Avoid mowing the lawn. Or being around grass. Limiting grass exposure can help alleviate the itchy and watery eyes from hay fever. Consider replacing real grass with Smart Turf artificial grass which is hypoallergenic and can help relieve grass allergies. When the sun’s out, you should be outside and enjoying your backyard instead of worrying about your next hay fever attack. Artificial grass is a cleaner alternative – great for pets, kids, and allergies! Because artificial grass produces no pollen and doesn’t require moving either, it’s a win-win for allergy sufferers everywhere.

There are so many other things to help reduce hay fever. Find other lifestyle and home remedies suggestions from the Mayo Clinic. Share some techniques with us in the comments below.