Two Brothers Landscaping LLC is family owned and operated, providing commercial and residential lawn and landscaping solutions to the greater Raleigh Durham Triangle area. Based out of Southern Wake County, our service area includes Raleigh,Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Willow Springs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tips for an allergy friendly garden

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.


Allergy-Friendly Plants
Flowering plants:




Begonia
Cactus
Chenille
Clematis
Columbine
Crocus
Daffodil
Dusty miller
Geranium
Dahlia (formal-double)
Impatiens
Iris
Orchid
Bird of paradise
Pansy
Periwinkle
Petunia
Phlox
Rose (unscented, tea-type)
Snapdragon
Thrift
Tulip
Verbena
Zinnia

Grasses:

St. Augustine
Female cultivars of buffalo grass (such as Legacy or UC Verde)
Male-sterile hybrid Bermuda grasses

Shrubs:



Azalea
Boxwood (if kept pruned)
Female English yew
Female wax myrtle
Female pittosporum
Hibiscus
Hydrangea
Viburnum

Trees:


Apple and crab apple
Pie cherry
Chinese fan palm
Female fern pine
Dogwood
Female English holly
Hardy rubber tree
Magnolia
Pear
Plum
Female red maple