Allergy Tips By The Season
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.