Gardening

Who Else Wants To Enjoy Allergy-free Gardening?

If you are suffering from asthma or allergies while gardening, don’t worry. You need not limit yourself for the sake of the allergies. Actually there are many plants those won’t make you allergic including shrubs, trees, flowers and more that would never contribute much to outdoor allergies.

To make your gardening absolutely allergy free, we are presenting some tips on selecting hypoallergenic plants along with using some healthy gardening methods.

Some Friends & Foes of Your Garden

Below, we have listed some plants those are considered as

Common Allergens

for garden.

  • Grasses – Bermuda, Fescue, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Johnson, June, Redtop, , Sweet Vernal, Timothy , Salt Grass.
  • Shrubs – Juniper, Cypress.
  • Trees – Alder, Ash, Birch, Box Elder, Aspen, Beech, Cottonwood, Elm, Cedar, Mulberry, Oak, Olive , Hickory, Maple,  Poplar, Sycamore, Palm, Pecan, Pine Walnut, Willow.
  • Weeds – Poison Ivy/Oak, Pigweed, Ragweed, Cocklebur, Russian Thistle, Sagebrush.

And here is the list of

Hypoallergenic trees

which are believed to be

Garden Friends.

  • Flowering Plants – Begonia, Chenille, Clematis, Columbine ,Cactus, Crocus, Daffodil, Hosta, Impatiens, Iris, Daisy, Dusty Miller, Geranium, Lily, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox, Salvia, Snapdragon, Sunflower , Fose, Periwinkle, Verbena, Zinnia , Thrift, Tulip.
  • Grasses – St. Augustine
  • Shrubs – Azalea, Boxwood, Hibiscus, Hydrangea, English Yew, Viburnum.
  • Trees – Apple, Chinese Fan Palm, Fern Pine, Cherry, Dogwood, Magnolia, Pear, Plum, English Holly, Hardy Rubber Tree, Red Maple.

Some Tips for a Healthy & Allergy Free Garden

Here are some tips for taking precautions for a healthy garden.

  • While gardening, wear a face mask, glasses, gloves hat, and a full-sleeves shirt to reduce nose and skin contact with pollen.
  • Wood chips or mulch can keep moisture. It can also encourage molds to grow. So instead of those you can opt for gravel, oyster shell, and special plant groundcovers.
  • Appoint a person who is not having allergies to weed flower beds and mow lawns.
  • Keep maintain the grass cut below 2 inches. It actually helps in keeping stems of pollen from going at the high into the air.
  • Be very careful while using hedges because their branches can easily collect dust, pollens and mold. You also need to keep that pruned and thin.
  • Keep your windows closed while mowing and you need not open them for some hours afterwards.
  • Always go for more gardening on cool or cloudy days, and  you can also do it either in early morning or in the late afternoon or evening because then the  pollen concentration in the wind is generally lower.
  • You need to take a shower immediately and change your clothes when you are returning to indoors. You are also suggested to wash your hair for removing all the allergens.

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