Every fall, you're suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall
It's certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year.
Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit
the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to both
ragweed pollen and mold.
Dust mites can also trigger fall allergy symptoms. Although
they're present year-round, dust mites are stirred up by dirty ventilation
systems. When you turn on your...
Go for plants with bright, aromatic flowers. In general, flowering plants are pollinated by insects, not the wind. Their pollen is usually too big to get in the air and cause allergy symptoms.
Choose native plants. They're easier to grow, because they're already adapted to the climate. Nonnative plants are more likely to struggle -- and stressed plants tend to release more pollen.
Ask for female trees. It might sound strange, but most pollen comes from male trees. They're sometimes advertised as "seedless" or "fruitless." To breathe easier, plant a female tree that won't release pollen.
Remove high-pollen plants and trees from your yard. At the very least, keep them far away from windows and doors, so their pollen doesn't get inside.
Looking for specifics about what to plant? Good choices include: