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Sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes. Who wants to deal with that when you go out to enjoy a summer day in the garden? I know I don’t! Many popular garden flowers and plants are high pollen producers so to avoid the sniffles you’ll want to plan your garden carefully. Read on for some ways to make that happen.
Top Flowers for Allergy Friendly Gardens
Lucky for us there are plenty of bright and beautiful flower options that won’t send you running for the Kleenex box. Tip: look for insect pollinating plants as opposed to the type that rely on the wind to distribute their goods. Wind pollinated plants produce pollen that is tiny, light and easily inhaled. Here are some great allergy friendly options:
Sweet pea vine
High Pollen Plants to Avoid
Steer clear of these guys if you think you’re susceptible to pollen allergies.
- Ornamental grasses like perennial rye, Bermuda grass, June grass and redtop grass
Other ways to help keep down the pollen in your yard are to mow the lawn frequently, keep weeds at bay (many of them are pollen producing), and use ground cover plants to keep pollen dust from accumulating in the garden.
How to Help Reduce Pollen in the Home
The Filtrete Micro Allergen Reduction Filter attracts and captures large airborne allergens including pollen, mold spores and dust mite debris. On top of that, the filters are electrostatically charged to attract microscopic particles like household dust and pet dander.
I keep my furnace fan blowing all summer long in order to take advantage of my filter that captures allergens, even when the furnace and air conditioner are off. The hardest part is remembering to change the filter every 3 months. I put a reminder on my electronic calendar so I won’t forget!
Do your favorite garden plants ever make you sneeze?