Seasonal allergy sufferers have to deal with a whole host of pollen related problems every year. Not only do the trees cause respiratory issues in allergy sufferers when they regrow their new leaves and start to bloom, but common grass in your yard can cause issues too.

If you find yourself sneezing and dealing with hay fever every time you try to enjoy your own backyard, it might be time to consider removing your natural sod and installing fake grass instead.

Does Fake Grass Cause Allergies?

In short, no! Fake grass does not have any of the same dust, pollen, or other issues natural grass has since it is not a living or growing plant. In addition, fake grass is resistant to rodents, insects, molds, and other contaminants that can also cause irritation to your sensitive respiratory system.

Benefits of Fake Grass

If you or anyone in your family has a natural grass allergy, or if you simply want to reduce the amount of allergens present around your home for other reasons, fake grass has a whole host of benefits.

First of all, it completely eliminates the pollen and other airborne particles natural grass produces. When you walk through a lush lawn in the early spring, you may notice a cloud of tiny dusty particles being released into the air. These are pollen spores that are not only created by the grass itself, but that collect on the natural oils of the blades of grass from other plants and trees in the area.

With a fake lawn, you eliminate the need for mowing and trimming. When you do either of these activities on natural grass, huge amounts of pollen, dust, and other contaminants are kicked up into the air causing your allergies to go into overdrive.

Artificial grass is also extremely easy to clean. If you still have trees in the area that create pollen, you won’t have to worry about it collecting on your fake grass. A simple rinsing of the turf with a garden hose is all it takes to eliminate the pollen that may have collected on it overnight.

You won’t need to use any fertilizers! Since fake grass is not growing, it doesn’t need any nutrients to remain thick and green. You not only save money by not having to buy fertilizers, but you also eliminate the risk these chemicals can have when it comes to irritating your already sensitive respiratory system.

Fake Grass is Great for Pets!

Allergies don’t just affect humans, your pets can have problems with natural grass too. If your dog shows signs of respiratory issues or rashes on their feet, legs, or stomach, they may be allergic to natural grass as well.

By replacing your natural grass with a man-made alternative, you still give your pet a lush and green lawn to play on but you won’t be seeing them suffer from watery eyes, sneezing, or other issues similar to your own seasonal allergies.