15th August 2017|Stuart Halliday|Artificial Grass

Wondering if installing artificial grass could help with your allergies?

If you’re a hayfever sufferer, you’re probably looking for anything to make your life easier during those summer months. We get approached by many customers with this specific problem asking us if artificial grass can help.

The good news? It absolutely can!

As an artificial grass specialist, let me tell you more about why installing artificial grass can help you enjoy your garden.

Can artificial grass REALLY help with allergies?

The short answer? Yes! Hayfever is the main one, as it’s just so common. Installing artificial grass can allow people to enjoy using their garden, rather than having to stay indoors when pollen levels are  high. In fact, 95% of hay fever sufferers have symptoms that are triggered by grass pollen.

So, replacing it with artificial grass removes that main trigger. How? Well, it won’t trap dust and pollen as much as real grass. It can also easily be washed down as often as you like. It’s by no means a cure for hayfever, but it will make a difference. Especially as it won’t release pollen into the air!

However, if your neighbours still have real grass, you may still experience some symptoms. The main thing is removing that main trigger from your own garden, to at least significantly reduce them.

And of course, because fake grass won’t grow, there’s no need to spend hours mowing your lawn when pollen levels are high in summer! We know that can be a huge bugbear for many homeowners, who either have to struggle with it themselves (causing pollen to get in their eyes and face) or have to hire someone to do it for them.

Advice from an artificial grass specialist

We’ve installed a few lawns for customers suffering from hayfever, or have children who do. In all of these cases, they have noticed a difference, and it has allowed them to spend more time in their garden without the worry of getting puffy eyes and sneezing.

It’s also wise to note here, however, that artificial grass installers still have a moral obligation to carry out wildlife-friendly installations. What does that mean? Well, it means they should only want to carry out installations in areas where they can see trees, shrubs and plants present. This is so wildlife can still thrive in your garden.

If there are no plants, trees or shrubs in your garden, they should suggest some options before installing your lawn. Most gardens will already have this in place, but it’s just to ensure they’re being responsible in terms of helping the local environment.

Conclusion

Worried about your allergies, and see artificial grass as a potential answer? You’ve every reason to think artificial grass could help with your hayfever – after all, it removes the main trigger that causes it from your garden! Because fake grass won’t trap dust and pollen as much as real grass, and can be easily washed, it could prevent you from experiencing as many symptoms.

However, you have to bear in mind it’s not a cure. Especially if your neighbours still have real grass! You should at least notice an improvement though, which will allow you to spend more time enjoying the outdoors!

Have any more specific questions about the impact of artificial grass on allergies such as hayfever? Let me know in the comments’ section. I promise to answer!

 

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