Allergy Tips By The Season

Spring

  • Learn to recognize the types of trees that trigger your symptoms. Consider removing any of those trees from your property.
  • Keep car windows rolled up while traveling.
  • Try not to go outside between 10 am and 4 pm when pollen is at its worst. If you DO go outside, shower as soon as you go indoors to remove pollen from your skin and hair.

Summer

  • Learn to recognize which grasses trigger your symptoms.
  • Plan a low-pollen getaway to the beach.
  • Think about replacing your grass lawn with low pollen ground cover – Irish Moss, Bunch and Dichondra – or pollen-free features like rocks, sand, and water.
  • Keep the grass in your yard short and weed-free.
  • Wear a mask when you mow the lawn or ask someone without allergies to help.
  • Fall

    • Don’t hang clothing or linen outdoors to dry.
    • Mulch with rocks or plastic gravel to stop weeds from growing.
    • Remove brush and weeds from your property.
    • Learn to recognize the weeds that trigger your symptoms.

     

    Winter

    • Keep an eye on the mold spore count.
    • Wear a mask or cover your face while gardening to avoid inhaling spores.
    • Keep your garden tidy – piles of leaves or other foliage are a haven for mold.
    • Try not to come into contact with damp soil.