Events & News News All News Suffer from hay fever? An artificial lawn could be the solution to your allergy woes Spring’s arrival may bring warmer weather and lighter nights with it, but the end of winter isn’t necessarily a reason to celebrate for everyone living in Lincolnshire. For sufferers of allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever, the grass pollen season starting in mid-May is typically marred by a range of unpleasant physical symptoms, such as frequent sneezing, runny eyes and an itchy throat, that can make something as simple as enjoying time in the great outdoors seem like an almost impossible struggle. Approximately 13 million people in the UK are affected by the condition, 95% of whom are specifically allergic to the pollen that’s present in grass, which is transported on the wind and reacts with the immune system when breathed in by hay fever sufferers. Though antihistamines can be an effective means of providing relief from the effects of hay fever, the very best way to combat your allergy is to reduce your exposure to pollen – and this can be achieved by making some straightforward changes to your garden. Here at LazyLawn®, we’ve put together just a few reasons why people, especially those who are affected by hay fever, should consider ditching natural grass for an artificial lawn. Artificial grass is pollen free Grass pollen is one of the most common provokers of hay fever, which means having an artificial lawn in its place can help to ease symptoms. Though pollen travels through the air, localised pollen can exacerbate symptoms, which is why being in your own garden is often the worst place to be when the count is high. While a well-loved lawn won’t go to seed and therefore will not produce pollen, the powdery substance can settle on the grass and is released back into the air when you’re mowing – which in turn leads to no small amount of sneezing and sniffling. Being that it doesn’t contain any pollen, synthetic grass is an excellent solution and only requires a very small amount of maintenance, relieving you from lawn mowing duties when the pollen count is at its highest. It needs a lot less attention Natural grass demands lots of TLC, and will have you spending countless hours at the weekends either mowing or weeding, which is likely to set off your hay fever if you are a sufferer. With an artificial lawn however, all you will need to do to keep it in tip-top condition is remove leaves and debris, as well as give it a brushing every once in a while with a stiff brush, meaning your exposure to pollen is greatly reduced. This will also free you up to devote your time to others tasks around the garden, such as planting flowers and trees, which don’t contain grass pollen and therefore won’t affect those who suffer from this type of hay fever. Artificial lawns are very durable Because it is so durable, artificial grass is able to withstand a variety of different activities, meaning there’s plenty of fun to be had in the garden without the fear of unwanted hay fever symptoms triggering. It is also weather-proof, preventing it from drying out in the sun or becoming waterlogged and muddy after it’s rained. You can consider LazyLawn® an investment that will save you both money and time in the long term. Kyle Cassidy, local Licensee for LazyLawn®, said: “A synthetic lawn is a fantastic way for hay fever sufferers to prevent the onset of nasty symptoms when out and about around the garden. “With the onset of the warmer weather, spring is a time of year when people want to spend more time outside, and LazyLawn® is proud to offer the perfect solution. “Though we can’t cure hay fever, our products can go a long way towards minimising its effects and limiting your exposure to grass pollen, creating a hay fever-free haven in your own garden.” LazyLawn® offers an alternative to natural lawns that is low-maintenance, durable, pet-friendly, and does not contain pollen, and its product range includes the popular Wonder Yarn®, a market leading synthetic turf with patented technology, and a Which? Best Buy winner. LazyLawn® fitting teams are approved Which? Trusted Traders, with customers submitting more than 1,000 five-star reviews in recognition of their professional installation service. To discover more about LazyLawn® and its range of artificial grass products, visit www.lazylawn.co.uk/. Follow LazyLawn® on Facebook @LazyLawn www.facebook.com/lazylawn/ and Instagram @LazyLawn. Alternatively, call 0800 023 2343.