Save Your Tissues: 4 Denver Landscaping Tips for Allergy Sufferers

March 18, 2020

Spring is here and while the new growth and brilliant blooms are fun to look at, it can mean trouble for some people. New growth means pollen and allergen counts are through the roof and if you’re an allergy sufferer, you know that a stuffy nose and watering eyes are just around the corner. So, how can you still enjoy your home’s Denver landscape design if you’re worried about aggravating your allergies? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your yard without your plants upping your chances of succumbing to the sniffles. 

1. Plant the Right Plants
It should come as no surprise that some plants produce more pollen and more allergens than others. This means you’ll need to be mindful of the plants you’re putting in your yard this year. If there are some specific plants you know you’re allergic to, remove them from your yard entirely and replace them with ones that you know are safe for your sinuses. 

2. Embrace the Face Mask
If you’re going to be outside gardening or pulling weeds, you’ll want to limit your exposure to those allergens. The best way to do it is by covering your mouth and nose. You don’t even need a dedicated face mask, though you can certainly use one if you have it on-hand. All you need is a bandana or a cloth that you can tie loosely over your mouth and nose. This will be more than enough to keep the pollen from aggravating your allergies while you’re outside. Just make sure to wash the bandana before you use it again. Otherwise, you could trigger a sneezing fit. 

3. Ditch the Grass
A lush lawn is a prized thing for many Denver area homeowners. Unfortunately, grass allergies are among some of the most common in the area. If you’re allergic to grass, consider installing a synthetic lawn on your property. This way, you’ll get the green turf you love without having to worry about pollen or allergens becoming an issue. Even better, synthetic grass doesn’t need regular mowing and requires minimal maintenance after installation! You’ll save yourself hours each year in yardwork alone.

4. Hire a Pro
If you have severe allergies, the best thing you can do is minimize your exposure to those triggers. Hiring an experienced landscaper is one of the best ways to reduce your exposure for good. They’ll be able to take care of everything from mowing to pruning and weeding efforts. Even better, you’ll be able to enjoy the way your yard looks without having to get your hands dirty or suffer through sneezes while you’re outside working.

At Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape, we want to help you keep your yard looking great no matter what time of year it is. We’ll take care of your plants so you can enjoy the way they look without dealing with watering eyes or a stuffy nose. Don’t wait. Contact us to schedule an estimate and see how we can help you love your yard this allergy season.
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