Plants to avoid
Plantago or Asthma Weed
Shrubs and trees
White Cypress / Murray Pine
There are some other steps you can take to make sure your allergy doesn’t flare up when you’re out in the garden:
• Avoid going outside on days when the pollen count is extremely high
• Don’t garden or mow the lawn when it’s really windy
• On cool, wet days the pollen count will generally be low
• Avoid cutting back trees and shrubs when they are in bloom
• Wear lightweight clothing that covers your arms and legs along with a hat and sunglasses to protect from flying pollen
• Keep your grass cut very low to inhibit seeds
An alternative to grass
Grasses and weeds can also trigger allergies so it might be worth considering a synthetic alternative. Synthetic or “fake grass” is not only allergy-free, it’s low maintenance, easy to install yourself and a great way to make sure you have green grass all year round.
Create your own allergy-friendly garden
While it’s hard to avoid everything that triggers your allergies and hay fever, creating an allergy-friendly garden will certainly help. Check out our huge range of plants to get started.