Managing Your Garden Allergies

by William Sternheim 05/10/2020

If you have asthma or any allergies, the kind of flowers, plants, or trees that you plant in your garden must be considered seriously.

You need to find out a plant that is allergy friendly, that doesn't allow broad exposure of pollen. Plants release pollen into the air during different seasons, which can trigger your allergies. The best bet would be to avoid such type of plants.

Here are common garden allergies and how you can manage them.

Pollen Allergies 

 During pollen season, pollen travels through the air of which many gardeners are allergic. Before this monumental event, take allergy medicine, probably a week before the pollen season. It serves as proof!

Pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, etc.

Avoid being outside when pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, etc. are applied. You must not do the application yourself. Hire professionals and save yourself the stress and those allergic triggers.

Plant Allergies

Some plants cause more allergies compared to others. Meet an allergist who would help determine what plant triggers allergies. It will help avoid them. Your allergist can also help with expert advice and medication to alleviate allergic symptoms. 

Cleaning up after gardening 

Immediately after gardening, you have to make sure you wash your clothes, boots, gloves, even your hair. It will remove allergens trapped in there. Most of these triggers can be averted if personal hygiene is a priority. 

What to plant

The type of plants around your garden can make or mar you if you have allergies. That is why is it paramount that you choose plants that are unlikely to trigger any allergic reactions whatsoever. Some of those plants include;

  • Flowering plants like crocuses, begonias daffodils, daisies, geraniums, hostas, salvia, impatiens, irises, lilies, pansies, periwinkles, petunias, phlox, sunflowers, snapdragons and tulips
  • Grasses like St. Augustine
  • Shrubs like boxwood, azalea, hibiscus, and hydrangea
  • Trees like cherry, apple, dogwood, magnolia, plum, and red maple

Gardening is a fun activity, and as a gardener, you won't want anything to hamper your experience in any way. That is why you need to consider allergic triggers and eliminate them immediately, to avoid getting caught up.

Are you yet to know what gives you allergies? An allergist can help enlighten you, even recommend medicine and gardening practices that would be best. If you are serious about gardening, then book an appointment immediately.

About the Author

William Sternheim

Bill and Eva have been Coldwell Banker Realtors more than 18 years with over $250,000,000 in Sales. They have a unique ability to work together as an effective Team which has been the key to over 35 successful years together in both their personal lives and professional careers. Their greatest pride is from their 3 married children & 5 grandchildren who all call Rockland County their home. Family & Real Estate are their passion. Bill & Eva use their keen business sense, their extensive market knowledge,and their charismatic chemistry to really make a difference in the lives of their Sellers & Buyers in both Rockland & Orange Counties. Their hardworking dedicated attitude is a unique ability which enables them to work successfully together. Knowledge of cutting edge technology, social media & their wide network of contacts is an asset to Sellers. Buyers also benefit from their organization and strong negotiation skills. They provide a consistent level of excellent client service. Double the service of any single agent. Their dedication to people is unsurpassed and they are “The Perfect Match”for anyone looking for the special service that only this team offers!