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Artificial grass and spring allergies

Spring can be a fantastic time of year. Watching plants burst back into life and feeling the warmth of the sun puts most of us in a good mood. For those with hay fever however, spring is often a real challenge. Severe symptoms can make the season a misery, leaving sufferers trapped inside and unable to enjoy the sunny weather.

According to @NasalGuard:

As many as 18 million people in the United Kingdom — about 1 in 4, suffer from hay fever allergies.

Although there’s no way to eradicate the problem of hay fever altogether, there are some steps you can take to minimise the impact of the allergy on your life. One of the best things you can do is replace your existing grassy lawn with an artificial alternative. This simple step reduces the amount of pollen you’re exposed to, and could allow you to finally enjoy your outside space this spring.

Hay fever

What is hay fever?

Hay fever, or rhinitis, is caused by an allergic reaction to spores or pollen in the air. People with hay fever can experience symptoms at any time of year. However, spring is often the most difficult season because sufferers tend to react to grass pollen and tree pollen.

Symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, an itchy nose or mouth, and tiredness. In extreme cases, sufferers can be left trapped indoors, unable to make the most of their outside space.

Artificial grass and hay fever

Every spring your grass lawn will release pollen into the air. If you suffer from hay fever, this pollen is likely to cause an allergic reaction, leaving you feeling tired, itchy and generally uncomfortable. Replacing your natural lawn with artificial grass can dramatically reduce the amount of pollen in the air around your home. Although eradicating airborne pollen altogether is pretty much impossible, installing artificial grass should help to ease your symptoms and make your garden a more enjoyable place to be.

Installing artificial grass

Installing artificial grass in your outside space is easier than you might think. Hire a skilled and experienced company to do the work and they’ll be able to remove your existing lawn and replace it with an artificial alternative before you know it. As artificial grass is durable and long lasting, you’ll be able to enjoy your new, pollen free lawn for years to come.

To find out more about the benefits of artificial grass, or to get a quote for an artificial lawn of your own, take a look around our site or contact a member of our team.