These gardening tips and plants will not only beautify your landscape; they’ll keep your allergies to a minimum, letting you spend more time outside and less time sniffling and sneezing.
Tips for Gardening with Allergies
* Use oyster shells, gravel or plants as ground cover, instead of mulch. Mulch can retain moisture, encouraging mold growth.
* Cut grass at least 2 inches high to help collect pollen and prevent it from being picked up by the wind.
* Avoid planting hedges with long branches – they are pollen magnets and will collect passing particles, concentrating them in one area.
Bird of paradise
Rose (unscented, tea-type)
Female cultivars of buffalo grass (such as Legacy or UC Verde)
Male-sterile hybrid Bermuda grasses
Boxwood (if kept pruned)
Female English yew
Female wax myrtle
Apple and crab apple
Chinese fan palm
Female fern pine
Female English holly
Hardy rubber tree
Female red maple