In the spring, the weather warms up, and your garden enters an active growing phase. This is the perfect time to take care of lawn care tasks, from fertilization to aeration. If you have allergies, however, the threat of red eyes and a runny nose might hold you back. Find out how you can conquer these symptoms and enjoy your time outdoors.
Before Lawn Care
If you require medication for allergies, start taking them before spring arrives. This gives your body time to adjust to the active ingredient. Talk to your doctor about when you should start your treatment; some medicines work more quickly, while others, like sublingual tablets, are best taken at least 12 weeks before exposure.
Check the local weather provider for daily pollen counts. Avoid yardwork on days when the numbers are especially high. Know your triggers and avoid them. Ragweed is more dominant on dry, windy days, for example, while mold is prevalent right after the rain.
During Lawn Care
Cover up while working outside. Wear goggles to keep debris out of your eyes and a breathing mask to prevent particles from entering the mouth and nose. You should also wear a hat to keep pollen from clinging to your hair; otherwise, wash your hair afterward.
Whatever clothes you were wearing while in the yard, plan to wash them immediately. You don’t want to carry triggers indoors, as well. Finally, take a shower after you’re done to get rid of any clinging particles, and then enjoy the view of your lush lawn.
If the great outdoors proves to be too much for your allergies—even with these tips—Nature Plus Lawn & Irrigation can help. They serve Cincinnati, OH, and the surrounding counties with top-quality lawn care services. Their professional and friendly team offers everything from fertilization to irrigation and aeration. Get a full overview of their services online. To request a free lawn care analysis as a first-time customer, call (513) 755-9434.