Suffering with allergies and hay fever can be an endless struggle during the Summer months. Although there may not be a cloud in the sky and the sun may be cracking the flags, it's not happy times for everyone. Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.
When the pollen count is rising, many GP's advise for sufferers to avoid walking/sitting on grass and to avoid going outside for long periods of time. For allergy sufferers, this can be a true burden when it comes to enjoying the Summer sun, however, what if there was a solution to increased allergy symptoms for sufferers?
Artificial Grass & Allergies
This would make it seem that simply ridding your outdoor space of grasses and installing an expanse of gorgeous green artificial turf would solve the problem. Placing artificial turf at points of entry to your home, such as in and around vents, windows, air conditioning units and doors, can reduce the amount of pollen from the places you've been from getting into your home.
Once you've decided to lay down artificial turf, you should understand that it doesn't maintain its pristine form for long. Pollen and other allergens that float in the spring breeze are attracted to the artificial turf material. Give it a good wash on a regular basis to keep pollen from building up in the fibers, nooks and crannies of the green stretch
Artificial Grass Benefits
Family members – and fur family members, too – who suffer from allergies can benefit from a lawn that is converted to an expanse of artificial turf. Although it doesn't completely eliminate pollen from nearby trees and grasses, the immediate proximity is significantly less and reduces allergen symptoms from sprouting up instantaneously as you exit your abode. Artificial turf also cuts down on the use of fertilisers and herbicides that can be harmful to the environment, and can save on water usage and maintenance costs.