For many on the Sunny Coast, a lush, green lawn is the dream. Our perfect weather mixed means a perfect lawn should be easy to achieve – however, for those who suffer from allergies, this dream can quickly turn into a sneezing, eye watering nightmare. Thankfully, not all grasses are created equal when it comes to allergenic potential. Rosemount Turf, a premier supplier of lawn turf on the Sunshine Coast, offers a range of turf varieties that are more suitable for those with allergies.
Grass allergies are typically triggered by pollen, a fine powder released by many plants including grass to fertilise other plants of the same kind. When inhaled by someone who’s allergic, it can cause symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. The key to reducing these allergic reactions is to choose grass types that produce less pollen or have pollen that’s less likely to become airborne.
Rye grass and Couch differ significantly in their allergenic potential. Rye grass is notorious for its high pollen production, making it one of the primary culprits for grass pollen allergies, especially during its flowering season. Its pollen is easily dispersed by the wind, leading to widespread allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. On the other hand, Couch, with its dense growth and fewer flowering seed heads, tends to produce less pollen. As a result, while no grass is entirely hypoallergenic, Couch is often considered a more allergy-friendly option compared to Rye for allergy sufferers.
1. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo: A top choice for many Sunshine Coast homeowners, Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo is not just resilient and shade-tolerant but also boasts a low allergenic potential. Its broad leaves mean it produces less pollen, and the pollen it does produce is less likely to be dispersed by the wind, reducing the chances of triggering allergic reactions.
2. TifTuf Bermuda: This hybrid Bermuda grass is not only drought-tolerant but also a good choice for those with allergies. Its dense growth means fewer flowering seed heads, which in turn means less pollen production.
3. Zoysia Australis: Known for its fine texture and slow growth, Zoysia Australis is another excellent option for allergy sufferers. Its reduced pollen production and the nature of its pollen make it less likely to irritate those with grass allergies.
Choosing the right turf type is just the first step. Here are some additional tips from Rosemount Turf to help allergy sufferers enjoy their gardens:
Allergies shouldn’t prevent anyone from enjoying a beautiful lawn. With the right choice of turf and proper care, even those with grass allergies can have a lush, green garden. Rosemount Turf, with its selection of allergy-friendly turf varieties and a wealth of expertise, is the ideal solution for Sunny Coast homeowners. Whether you’re seeking the perfect turf or need advice on managing allergies, the team at Rosemount Turf is always ready to help.
We understand that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having a significant impact on all Australians and that it is a difficult and unprecedented time at the moment. We wanted to assure you that health and safety are the top priorities for Rosemount Turf management and staff. There are certain measures that we have put in place to ensure that our customers and employees are safe. We are being vigilant with our office and ensuring all surfaces are sterilised and cleaned regularly.
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