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How can I prevent hayfever causing plants in my landscape ?

There are different kinds of plants that cause allergy and exacerbate allergic symptoms. For instance, a sycamore tree produces irritating pollen when not dormant. People suffer from hay fever from plants that produces pollen that can cause irritation. To prevent hay fever, here are some of the plants that you need to avoid and watch out for in your landscape.

The first thing you can do to prevent allergies is not to plant those that produce irritating pollen. Trees are the biggest source of pollen, so be sure to learn the type of tree you’re planning to plant before you plant them.

Trees dust the air with an ample amount of pollen. Different kinds of trees that can cause allergies or produce the most irritating pollen are acacia, ash, alder, catalpa, mesquite, Chinese elm, pine, sycamore and walnut. You can also check the forms of the plant. There are male and female plant forms and you can just choose the female form that does not releases pollen that causes nasal passage irritation.

Sedges and grasses use wind to pollinate, making them serious irritants. If you have pollen allergies, you may consider not having a grass garden. Other plants that can trigger allergies are privet, Artemisia, cattails, bottlebrush, asters and junipers. Again, if you want to plant some of these grasses, you can identify their forms. Plant only the female that does not produce pollen.

Some weeds are also allergens, ragweed being the most common known weed. The best thing you can do to avoid hay fever is to keep your garden well-weeded as possible. Remember that plants that pollinate using the wind can reach long distance, and keeping your landscape low on plants that produces pollen can lessen the cause of pollen allergies. The best treatment to hay fever is prevention; to do this, you must identify the hay fever causative agents are before you decide to include them in your landscape.

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