You know it’s spring when your kids come in from playing outside sneezing and with a runny nose. Yep, it’s allergy season. Even the dog is sneezing. It hits you and your husband too, causing you to make a mad dash to the drug store to stock up. Two words can resolve this annual dilemma: artificial grass.
While many tout about the benefits of artificial grass and the way it looks, there is a hidden benefit many don’t often talk about. Installing artificial grass in your yard will reduce – and in some cases virtually eliminate – allergies.
Four Main Pollens
There are four types of prevalent grass allergies: rye, tall grass, orchard grass and Bermuda. Rye and Bermuda grasses are what is typically used for residential yards. Tall grass is typically the wild version found in large land tracts and orchard grass usually grows around fruit trees.
One surprising fact about allergies is those in hotter, drier climates are more affected than those in other parts of the country. Dew reduces the pollen, so allergies are also reduced. Therefore, areas where it is hotter and have less dew are going to have more pollen floating around.
The pollen that affects you is small, but it can cause big problems in extreme reactions. Those who have respiratory problems or who are at other health risks are extremely vulnerable during allergy season.
Two Ways to Eliminate Grass Pollen
Artificial grass reduces and virtually eliminates allergies in two ways:
· It reduces the amount of pollen your yard produces. While it can’t stop pollen from being blown into your yard, it keeps it from growing around your space.
· There will be less pollen coming into your home. Experts say one of the main issues producing allergies is that pollen is tracked into personal living spaces. Artificial grass eliminates that.
Your Dog Suffers Too
While the focus of most families with allergies is, naturally, children and their health, there is another member of the family who will benefit by installing artificial grass: your dog.
Dogs can, and do, have allergies. They are closer to the ground, roll around in the grass, so they are more affected. Installing artificial grass will reduce their allergies also and, overall, give your dog better health in the long-term.
Installing artificial grass will save you money in many ways, but one of those ways is in drugs to combat allergies. Most over the counter allergy medications run $25 for a month supply for one person. Multiply that times at least four, add the medication from the veterinarian, and your allergy medicine bill could total around $200 a month during spring, summer and early fall. With artificial grass, that cost will be severely cut down and possibly eliminated.
A reduction in pollen after your artificial grass lawn is installed will make the entire family feel better. You will want to spend more time outside and will actually be able to enjoy the outdoors. There is less medication to take, fewer doctor’s visits to attend, and less tissue and eye drops to buy. Overall, artificial grass will improve the quality of your life and lower your costs. That is nothing to sneeze at.