Summer is nearly here, and that means barbecues, countryside walks and a weekend at your favourite festival. However, if you’re one of the UK’s estimated 10 million allergy sufferers, summer can be the most miserable time of the year. And with 95% of sufferers particularly susceptible to grass pollen, spending lazy summer afternoons and evenings in the garden can be a complete no-no.
Create a Bee Garden
It might seem strange to recommend garden plants that attract pollen-loving insects, but in fact this pollen is heavier and stickier and therefore less problematic for allergy sufferers. If you’re desperate for colour in the garden, then planting shrubs like buddleias and big, bold trumpet-shaped flowers like foxgloves could be the way to enjoy garden colour without the streaming eyes.
Create an Artificial Lawn
Although your neighbours may still have swathes of real lawn – and grass pollen – by laying artificial grass you can help to minimise the problem in your own garden. In fact, Allergy UK advocate artificial grass as a realistic alternative to spending the summer locked indoors.
Replacing a real lawn with tough, durable and beautiful synthetic lawn can have several benefits for your garden. Your artificial lawn won’t require watering, fertilising and mowing to keep it looking its best – in fact, it’ll stay beautiful even when your neighbour’s lawns are turning brown in the heat. Even better, it won’t release those irritating pollens.
But what about the neighbours? Their gardens may be pollen traps, but even when those pollens drift, you’ll still be able to keep them under control. Artificial grass won’t trap the pollens and can be easily hosed down to keep it fresh and clean.
Laying Artificial Grass
If your only experience with artificial grass is some of the artificial turfs of the 1980s, then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. Our range of modern artificial lawns will make laying artificial grass a breeze, and they will look just as good as the real thing and are excellent for allergy sufferers. They are also ideal for pet owners and those with children. Contact us today for more information on replacing your old lawn with low-maintenance, allergy-free artificial grass.