Tis the season, for pretty flowers and runny noses! Being under the stay at home order has been productive to say the least, I may even be ahead of the game this year! I’ve been outside all I can between good weather and blowing my nose, oh yes, allergy season is here, early too! This makes it hard when you are in town, getting groceries or gas, hold the sneeze. But, this too shall pass, until then, there are some easy tasks to take in order to enjoy gardening.
If you rely on medicine to get you through, be sure to take it the day before you plan on gardening or mowing, this gives your defenses time to arm it’s self. Another handy tip is to work outside just after a rain or good watering, when the pollen isn’t so bad, and plan to stay inside on windy days when it’s at it’s highest. Early morning gardening is best when the pollen count is lowest. Stay clear of hedges, they trap pollen and dust.
If your’e weepy after weeding, you know you have a allergy problem but with a few adjustments, you too can enjoy tending to your garden and yard. Did you know there are plants that are allergy friendly, meaning they won’t active yours! By adding some of these plants to your landscape, you have better odds of lessening your attacks and enjoying your chores. Some of them are perennials and some are annuals but all are here to help you suffer less.
Begonia’s, geraniums, petunias, pansies, hollies, inpatients, catmint, dianthus, sweet william, snapdragons and salvia all are allergy friendly and your best defense, plus all are so pretty you can’t go wrong! Tis the season!