Managing Allergies With Artificial Grass: Tips and Advice

June 11, 2024 FieldTurf Landscape
Springtime brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and, for many people, the return of seasonal allergies. Runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing fits are an annual...
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Springtime brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and, for many people, the return of seasonal allergies. Runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing fits are an annual occurrence thanks to pollen from grass, trees, and weeds. 

And if you have it bad enough, you might be struggling with these symptoms all year long. Replacing your lawn with artificial turf could provide significant relief. 

How Artificial Grass Helps Alleviate Allergies

Unlike natural grass that releases pollen, artificial turf is inherently hypoallergenic. The synthetic blades don’t produce any allergy-triggering pollen, so you can be in your yard without itchy eyes and congestion. Key advantages for allergy sufferers include:

• No Pollen Generation

The most direct benefit: No grass means no grass pollen to make you miserable. Artificial turf solves the issue at the source.

• Reduces Other Allergens 

Fake grass also minimizes other plant allergens in your yard. It crowds out weeds and stops them from taking root. Many common weeds like ragweed are notorious for causing allergies.

• Limits Mold and Mildew

Mold spores can trigger strong allergic reactions. While artificial turf isn’t completely immune to mold in excessively moist conditions, it’s far more resistant than natural grass due to its inorganic materials. The risk of allergy-inducing mold and mildew is much lower.

• No New Allergen Introduction

With real grass, you could be exposing yourself to new allergens each season, depending on what seeds blow into your yard and take hold. Artificial grass completely eliminates this potential problem. You won’t be unpleasantly surprised by unfamiliar pollen.

• Cleaner Air Around Your Home 

By providing a pollen-free buffer directly around your house, synthetic grass can reduce overall pollen counts in the immediate vicinity. This means fewer allergens making their way into your home and aggravating symptoms indoors.

Tips for an Allergy-Friendly Artificial Lawn

To make the most of artificial grass for allergy relief, keep these points in mind:

• Quality Installation Is Key

Proper installation creates a dense, even surface that effectively blocks weeds and other allergy-producing plants from emerging. FieldTurf dealers are experts at laying turf for optimal performance.

• Consider a Foam Pad 

Adding a shock-absorbing foam pad underneath boosts comfort but also provides another barrier against weed growth. The extra layer stops deep-rooted weeds from pushing through.

• Keep It Clean

Occasionally rinsing your turf and lightly brushing it prevents dust, dander, and any stray pollen from building up on the surface. A quick spray with the hose is all it takes.

• Add Pollen Barriers 

Planting hedges or installing fencing around the perimeter of your yard can catch pollen from neighboring properties so it doesn’t settle on your grass. Dense plants and tall barriers work best.

Book Your Free Consultation

Artificial grass is a great solution for making your yard more comfortable when you have allergies. While it can’t eliminate all allergens, it does dramatically reduce pollen and other irritants so you can breathe easier and enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest. 

At FieldTurf Landscape, we specialize in high-quality artificial grass that can make your backyard safer. Learn more by calling us at 866-352-4575 or sending us a message today.

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