NJ Landscaping Tips to Decrease Allergies
Most people only think that allergies flair up during spring when pollination is high, but allergies also flair up when leaves start to fall and plants begin to wilt from the temperamental weather.
So to help those who suffer from allergies, here are some helpful tips to create a yard that’s less conducive to allergies.
There are two schools of thought about grass. Everyone agrees that grass creates pollen, especially when it grows too much, but others think that mowing lawns creates the perfect storm for allergy sufferer. Ideally, your landscape has as little grass as possible and it’s well maintained by someone who doesn’t suffer from allergies. By keeping grass cut, you prevent pollen-producing flowers from growing.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the flowers that are brightly colored and smell the best are actually less likely to affect allergies. It’s those nondescript, dull-looking plants that tend to cause the most allergies. So, if you’re working in your garden or landscaping, opt for those beautiful, colorful flowers with a strong smell. Here are a list of plants from Birds & Blooms that cause the most allergies.
Keep weeds away
Weeds are awful on many levels, but they’re especially bad for allergy sufferer. By doing regular weeding and applying weed control to your landscape, you will significantly reduce the amount of pollen your lawn creates.
Use native plants
There are numerous benefits of planting native species in your yard, such as taking up room so invasive species don’t invade, but they also ensure species that produce a lot of allergens don’t pop up. Native species also tend to produce fewer allergens.
Don’t use mulch
Pollen is not the only thing that causes allergies. Mold is also a main culprit, and using too much mulch can attract mold. Use gravel instead of mulch to cover the ground of certain areas.