Yes, it’s that time of year again. Spring brings with it the dreaded sneezing and runny eyes, a sign of the warmer days and months ahead. It’s a great time to be out and about in the garden – if you don’t have hayfever. It’s a nightmare if you do, and it can make going into the garden something you avoid like the plague.
What can you do about it?
Yes, there are over the counter remedies, both herbal and pharmaceutical you can rely on, it’s a big industry. It’s one of those things where prevention is better than cure though, and you need to start taking any medicine, herbal or otherwise before hay fever season strikes. That way you can face the weeks ahead without sneezing and coughing. There are variety of different ways you can do this, and tablets are just one method which you can take daily throughout the hay fever season.
Eye drops and nasal sprays are often used to treat hayfever, again either herbal or pharmaceutical, and they can be used in conjunction with oral medication. This will largely depend on how severe it is. There’s a non-drowsy version of most medications, so you can take them during the day. You can buy either over-the-counter herbal or pharmaceutical remedies or depending on the severity you can get medication from your GP.
Aside from medicating you can do something about your garden to make going out less of a nightmare. You could have artificial turf installed and replace your natural grass lawn completely. If this sounds horrendous, and for many the myth of fake grass is enough to put people off, just wait a minute. Synthetic grass isn’t like it used to be, this is because there have been a few significant technological advancements in the past few years, which means it’s barely recognisable as the Astro turf it once was.
Artificial grass is one remedy that could save you money in the long-term.
You’ll be saving money on utility bills. Why? – Because you won’t be paying for energy to use your mower or buy fuel if it operates on diesel. You won’t be paying for extra water each time you need to use a hose on the lawn in summer. Also, if you care about the environment, you’ll be pleased to know you won’t be using chemicals to ward off moss, weeds and pests. Despite the initial investment, you’ll get your money back over time and there’ll be no more grass stains dragged through the house or muddy footprints all over the kitchen floor.
The Turf Shop – for quality hypoallergenic artificial grasses.
We hope we’ve provided some useful solutions to hayfever this spring and summer, and if there’s anything here you’d like to ask us about, or you’d like to find out more about having artificial grass installed in your garden, give us a call. We’re friendly, approachable and we’d love to have a chat with you about our versatile range of grasses and answer any questions you have.