If you are planning ahead for the spring landscaping, those seasonal allergies could create trouble. We usually take precautions to protect our home from allergens, but we should also follow some safety measures to eliminate allergens from the landscape and surroundings. Though it is not possible to eliminate them completely, you can certainly control them in a significant way with some simple measures. Consider the followings tips below.
Right time: You usually spend the afternoon and mid-day in your yard, but this may not be ideal for people with allergies. You will find more pollen during these hours. Hence, consider spending time in your yard only in the morning and evening hours.
Proper clothing: You need to wear proper clothing while working in your yard. Your focus should be more on the protection of it rather than the looks. You can wear gardening gloves and pollen masks to protect your hands and face from allergens. You should also consider wearing large sunglasses to protect your eyes and a hat to protect your hair. All of these pieces are available in your local store. In addition to that, always wear longer shirts and pants while working in the yard.
Choose intelligently: You can also reduce the number of allergens by choosing the right plants for your landscape. Some trees and plants are worse than others. If you avoid these types, you can minimize the amount of allergens. While trees vary with the amount of allergens they produce, some of them are less harmful, including: apple, pear, plum, rose, lilac, magnolia, and sunflower trees.
Clean environment: Keep your landscape clean to reduce the chances of pollen gathering. Any dust and fallen leaves can make it worse. Keep your grass short. While doing any cleaning, make sure that you are properly dressed. Otherwise it could truly harm you in a great way and you could get skin irritation and other skin issues. After cleaning, remove your shoes and change your clothes before entering your home and try to shower right away.
To start the season off right, follow these simple tips to protect you and your landscape from any pollen and allergen concerns moving forward.