What is Hay Fever?
According to the NHS, around 1 in 5 people will suffer from hay fever at some point in their lives. It’s one of the most common allergies in the UK with more than 10 million people suffering from hay fever symptoms in England alone.
The pollen from grass, trees and weeds, which is released at slightly different times of the year, is what causes hay fever. Whilst they can be dismissed by non-sufferers, hay fever symptoms can range from mild to severe and can really affect people’s lives.
Blocked or runny nose
Watery, red and itchy eye
Sore throat, mouth, nose and ears
How is Hay Fever Treated?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for hay fever but there are a few ways to relieve symptoms. Antihistamines are the most obvious way to combat the symptoms but wearing sunglasses whilst outdoors, taking frequent showers, and keeping windows and doors closed as much as possible when the pollen count is high can also help. It’s also recommended to simply stay indoors when the pollen count is very high – not great really is it?
How Can Artificial Grass Help With Hay Fever?
It can be disappointing on hot summer days to have to stay indoors or risk a severe reaction. Sitting out in the garden is one of life’s little pleasures and here in the UK, we have to make the most of what little sun we get – we never know when it might come around again!
For hay fever sufferers who are most affected by grass pollen, it can be helpful to replace your natural grass lawn with artificial grass. Of course, grass pollen can still blow over from your neighbours’ gardens and from elsewhere, but by having an artificial grass lawn installed in your garden, you can reduce the amount of grass pollen you’re exposed to.
Because artificial grass has no real grass, it doesn’t produce any pollen, meaning you can enjoy time spent in your garden, without constantly having to reach for the tissues.
Artificial grass is not a cure or a comprehensive treatment for hay fever, but can reduce the chance of a flair up happening, and can help lessen symptoms. By replacing your lawn, you’ll at least have a little hideaway you can enjoy, if the parks and greenery elsewhere are a little too much to handle!
Other Benefits of Artificial Grass
We also know how tough it can be to mow your grass when you you’re a grass pollen hay fever sufferer. Immersing yourself in the grass for that long, with pollen and grass flying up into your face, can cause bad reactions.
But another benefit of artificial grass is that it never grows, so you never need to mow it! By replacing your natural lawn with an artificial grass one, you’ll have a beautiful looking garden that you can enjoy all year round.
For more information on our hypoallergenic residential artificial grass, contact us at AGP Grass.