Put an End to Outdoor Grass Allergies with Synthetic Turf [2022]

June 28, 2022

While some of us live for the summer season, a huge number of people in Sarasota dread it, thanks to their periodic allergies. Since grass and the weeds that grow in grass are a few of the most significant contributors to allergies, investing in artificial grass for your home/property can cut down on your symptoms.


What Causes Grass Allergies?

Grass pollen is generally the foremost pollen in the air during the late spring and summer months, causing allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and asthma. Direct contact with grass from either picnicing in the grass or mowing the lawn can also produce issues like hives and eczema. As per the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, these reactions are remarkably common.

Your household pets can even have allergies to grass. If you or one of your family members suffer from allergies when in contact with natural grass, particularly those from grass pollen, you know the difficulties of enjoying and maintaining your backyard.

While it’s difficult to prevent turf allergens, changing to artificial turf will reduce your grass pollen exposure by getting rid of the organic turf ithat is your lawn. Although there may be pollen in the area from scrubs and plants, grass pollen will be removed.

Some people have changed to other organic turf alternatives in an attempt to alleviate allergies. One of those alternatives are mulch, particularly common on and around children's playing areas. However, mulch have concerns of its own in the shape of fungus and bacteria, which are also common allergens. Mulch also requires frequent maintenance and regular replacement.


Artificial Grass Benefits

Safe Alternative

Artificial grass is a safe alternative to artificial grass. It imitates the look and feel of natural turf without the natural pollen. Installing artificial turf for grass allergies is a smart landscaping solution that not only relieves allergic reactions but also saves time, money, and water.


Artificial turf has several eco-friendly characteristics besides alleviating allergies, too. Consider how frequent you mow your lawn. If you are mowing with a traditional gas-propelled mower, you could be emitting as much pollution as 11 cars per hour, and with a riding lawn mower, as much pollution as 34 cars! Along saving yourself from a day full of allergies and pester when you no longer have to deal with organic grass, but you're also saving the environment and your family from harmful airborne pollutants.


Synthetic grass is the ideal option for high traffic areas such as your yard because it is highly sturdy. Although, no two synthetic turf are similar. Shawgrass products are created and made by the research unit accountable for the superior quality sports fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. While the original investment is costlier than natural turf, you will reclaim your investment swiftly with lowered maintenance cost.


Shawgrass products are also cooler, because of state of the art technology like HydroChill. This patented technology was created thanks to years of research in both a laboratory and a real-world testing. This precoat is utilized on the sand infill and activated by adding moisture to offer substantial cooling for days, because of our weather in Sarasota.

Finest Artificial Turf Options

Created with either 100 percent polyethylene or a polypropylene/polyethylene mixture, the fibers of Shawgrass synthetic turf are low-density, light-weight, and durable. These fibers are also needless to say antimicrobial. The grass features an efficient drainage system that, when coupled with high-quality fibers, makes it simple to keep clean and allergen-free.

Shawgrass synthetic turf comes in a wide range of colors and textures to match the look and feel of your home, with multiple fiber types and pile heights. All Shawgrass synthetic grass is installed as a system that involves components like the fibers attached to a premium backing system and infill (sand/silica), making the grass long-lasting for families and their pets. Additionally, all products carry a Shaw-backed warranty, one of the most extensive in the industry.


Reduce Your Allergies

Don't let pesky irritants of regular turf stop you from enjoying your own backyard this summer. It's your yard -take control. Shawgrass is completely allergy-free grass for dogs and cats and your family. You can completely eliminate the need for conventional lawn care maintenance with the bonus benefit of comfort and safety for you and your family (not to mention, your yard will be the envy of the neighborhood). Connect with us now for a free consultation.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.