Gardening With Allergies

If you love gardening but suffer from hay fever or pollen allergy in Central Arkansas, don’t fret. There are still several ways for you to take care of your plants. The following are a few great suggestions.

Check the Pollen Count

It’s vital to check for the amount of pollen before starting the day (it is normally reported on TV’s weather forecast or newspapers). Determining the pollen count provides you with a good idea on what reactions to anticipate. It’s also good to know the weather, for dry and windy weather can pose more problems for people who suffer from allergies. Accu Weather has a great Central Arkansas allergy forecast.

Wait Until Later in the Day

From sunrise until late morning are the worst times for spores and pollens. So if you intend to go gardening, try to do it after lunch as much as possible. During summers, it may be a bit warmer outdoors; however, it may be worth being under warm weather as it means lesser allergies.

Grow More Allergy-Friendly Plants in Your Garden

It’s worth taking into account other plants and trees that don't offer allergy problems. There are plants that produce lesser pollens or larger pollens that will reduce the risk of affecting individuals suffering from allergies.

Plants like lilacs, zinnias, apple trees, dogwoods, boxwoods, pear trees, and cherry trees are allergy-friendly types while species like oaks, birch, poplars, conifers, ash, and maples must be avoided.

Wear a Mask to Filter Out Pollen

Although not ideal, and while a lot of people are uncertain in wearing what they thought as surgical masks, there’s nothing wrong with using filter masks against the microscopic particles that can trigger your allergies and force you to go inside and enjoy the sunny weather from the comfort of your house.

We want you to be able to enjoy your garden to do the much needed gardening this spring in Central Arkansas.