If you’re one of the 10 million hay fever sufferers in the UK, spring and summer probably bring an unwelcome rash of runny-nosed and puffy-eyed symptoms. Though different people are sensitive to different allergens, around 95% of hay fever sufferers have symptoms that are triggered by grass pollen.
This can really take the fun out of gardening and outdoor parties. Instead of enjoying the good weather, sufferers are left bunged up, fed up and longing for the cold, dark days of winter. Luckily for all those who suffer from hay fever, there is a solution: artificial grass. Just as bright, colourful and eye-catching as the real thing, artificial grass offers all of the benefits of a well-maintained lawn, without the unsightly sniffles.
Grass allergy symptoms
During the spring and summer months, the grass pollen floating through the air can get into our systems and cause all sorts of problems. From sore eyes and runny noses to headaches, trouble sleeping and trouble breathing, people with grass allergies experience a range of unpleasant and sometimes debilitating reactions.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms in June, July or August, there’s a good chance that you could have a grass allergy too. Though medication will help you to cope with the symptoms, the best way to prevent your summer being squashed by the symptoms of hay fever is to minimise your exposure to grass itself.
Replacing your lawn with artificial grass
As advocated by Allergy UK:
“Total avoidance by staying indoors is not a realistic option, but reducing contact with allergens is possible”.
Replacing your pollen producing lawn with tough, durable and stylish artificial grass is one of the most effective and efficient ways to reduce your hay fever symptoms. Unlike real grass, artificial grass won’t release pollen into the air on beautiful summer days, leaving you free to enjoy your outside space without the fear of painful, irritating symptoms.
If your neighbours have lawns that are close to your home, you may still experience a few symptoms, however, replacing your turf with a synthetic version will remove the main trigger and allow you to enjoy your outside space throughout the summer months.
Installing artificial grass
If your only experience of artificial grass comes from playing football on an AstroTurf pitch back in the 80s, the quality and style of today’s artificial grass will be a pleasant surprise. Incredibly realistic, durable and hardwearing, artificial grass is now just as attractive as the real thing.
To make sure that your new synthetic lawn looks as good as possible, it’s important to hire a professional to install it. Once the installation is complete, your new garden will require virtually no maintenance, giving you a welcoming, stylish and allergen free garden to enjoy throughout the year!