• Courtesy of Groundscarelandscape

    Aaaaachoo!!

    Spring is the best season for business lawn care and maintenance and the worst season for allergies. As beautiful as blossoming trees, sunny skies, and blooming flowers are to the eyes, the nose might be begging otherwise!

    We recognize that an important part of your business lawn care and maintenance is making sure that less-allergenic plants are used.

    What Causes Spring Allergies?

    The primary culprit of spring allergies is pollen. Those miniscule grains released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds can cause a LOT of problems.

    If you experience spring allergies, it means that your immune system thinks of pollen as a foreign invader. In response, your body releases antibodies to attack the allergens, which causes the release of histamines into the blood. Those histamines trigger the allergy symptoms you experience.

    How Can Proper Lawn Care and Maintenance Fight Against Allergies?

    The bad news is that pollen can travel for miles. On breezy days, there really is not a whole lot you can do as the wind picks up pollen and carries it through the air.

    The GOOD news is that by installing trees and flowers with less pollen on your business property, you can help protect the immediate area from otherwise pollen-ridden plants.

    Proper lawn care and maintenance means not planting a list of more than 100 offenders, including the following:

    • Ash trees
    • Daisies
    • Hickory trees
    • Oak trees
    • Orchard grass
    • Perennial rye
    • Sunflowers
    • Willow trees

    And instead installing the following plant types:

    • Azaleas
    • Begonias
    • Cherry trees
    • Daffodils
    • Dogwood trees
    • Hydrangeas
    • Petunias
    • Rose bushes