‘Same old sneeze, just a different year.' - Every allergy sufferer that ever lived.
Usually when we think of summer we think of barbecues, beaches and booze (or bottled water of course). Runny noses, watery eyes and itchy throats don't tend to be at the top of many people's summer lists, but for millions (12m according to the Telegraph) these symptoms are indeed (summer) realities.
So with pollen counts seemingly increasing year upon year, finding inexpensive ways of nipping hay fever right in the ‘bud' is becoming more important than ever. According to an Australian article a growing number of people who suffer from grass allergies are turning to synthetic grass to help alleviate their symptoms.
Artificial grass a real solution?
As the large majority of synthetically manufactured lawns are produced using yarn fibres with a sand infill, they won't in any way shape or form trigger an allergic reaction. Although this measure is fundamentally a home-based solution; it's nonetheless a triumphant one; allowing homeowners to fully enjoy their gardens 365 days a year without having to agonise over allergies.
Installing an artificial lawn will greatly reduce your contact with pollen; that said air-based pollen is largely unavoidable however an artificial lawn goes a long way to stemming concentrated numbers. In addition, pet owners no longer have to worry about their pets bringing in grass or pollen from their lawns.
Pollen season is undoubtedly a problematic time but it doesn't have to be the be all and end all. Artificial grass serves up a practical and effective defence against grass -based allergies.
The other benefits of an Artificial Solution
- Low maintenance - An artificial lawn is a great alternative to natural grass as it's require a lot less hands on work to stay looking in peak condition.
- Cost Effective - Although from an initial standpoint artificial grass may appear costly when you factor in things like installation. However this short-term investment will eventually bring about a long-term return. Water, lawnmower and accessory costs all are greatly reduced year upon year.
- Aesthetically pleasing - Artificial grass nowadays are (for lack of a better word) the ‘spitting image' of their natural counterparts. So people needn't feel like they downgrading to lesser form of grass.
- Environmentally conscious - As by product of artificial grass's product-less design. Users stand to save 100's every year not buying pesticide, herbicide and environmentally harmful products. This in turns reduces a household's carbon footprint.
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