BLOG NO. 1: THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS/TURF TO HUMANS AND PETS
Artificial Grass: A Great Solution For Allergies
There are approximately 50 million Americans that suffer from different forms of grass allergies making it difficult for them to enjoy being outdoors to simply appreciate their own yards. For individuals that have grass allergies, artificial grass is a fantastic solution. All Smarscapes turf solutions incorporate the newest technologies in turf manufacturing which are free of lead and harmful chemicals. Artificial grass/turf is a safe synthetic product in comparison to organic grass which produces allergens.
The main cause of grass allergies is pollen from the grass itself. This is usually high during spring and summer when grass harbors more pollen due to higher pollen counts in these seasons. After particularly heavy rainy seasons such as the San Diego area is experiencing this year, higher than normal pollen levels should result this coming spring and summer. Different types of grass that have been linked to causing allergies include, but are not limited to, Timothy, Johnson, Bermuda, Kentucky bluegrass, orchard, and sweet vernal. These grasses are are very common to many household yards and parks.
Artificial grass does not hold onto pollen as much as natural grasses because of its man-made structure, thus reducing risks and triggers for allergies. Lawn mowing is also a large trigger for releasing pollen into the yard and air. Since artificial turf does not require mowing whatsoever, this can further reduce the emission of pollen in your yard.
The extent to which grass allergies can affect individuals is widespread. From inhaling which is a major cause of asthma and bronchitis, to physical contact, grass allergies affect people in different ways. Symptoms may range from watery eyes, sneezing, itchy skin, runny nose, and congestion. There are preventative measures that can be taken to minimize symptoms for grass allergy sufferers. The main one which is to avoid contact with the allergen as much as possible. It is obvious that this is not always possible or realistic when dealing with an organic source such as grass and pollens.
This problem can be greatly relieved by the installation of artificial grass/turf which eliminates the main source of the allergy because it is a man-made synthetic product. The pile height of artificial grass stays short, manicured, and maintained. Because of this, natural growth that traps dust, pollen, and allergy-causing debris is eliminated. Minimal watering of artificial grass can also help to reduce pollen counts. With its modern drainage system, synthetic turf can be lightly watered in order to further reduce pollen. The porous backing of artificial grass allows water to seep through easily, making sure spores and bacteria do not grow in the surface of the grass. Artificial grass is not only a aesthetically pleasing product, it is also a significant positive contribution to the health and well-being of its owners.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS: HEALTH BENEFITS TO “MAN’S BEST FRIEND”
Along with the millions of humans that suffer from grass allergies, there are also a great number of dogs that develop grass allergies from spending time outdoors or playing in the yard. Grass allergies for dogs can trigger uncomfortable symptoms including uncontrollable scratching, wheezing, coughing, and skin rashes. A similar allergic reaction happens due to pollen found in grass. Thus, reducing pollen counts or minimizing contact through inhalation or physical touch tremendously helps with such an allergy in dogs.
For a dog, a yard should be an open and safe place to play and exercise. For dogs with grass allergies, artificial grass proves to be the ideal yard and playing surface that will greatly reduce allergies and symptoms in comparison to natural grass.
- Artificial grass is an ideal choice for both humans and pets who suffer from grass allergies. Converting to an artificial grass lawn provides many benefits to those who experience grass related allergies.
Your pet will LOVE YOU for it!!