Grapevine lawn weeds could make your sick. We usually think of spring as being the major allergy season. However, if you suffer from allergies due to ragweed and other weeds, the later summer and fall months are the absolute worst when it comes to congestion and runny noses.
Is it possible that your yard is your worst allergy enemy and making you sneeze?
If ragweed has invaded your lawn, then this is almost certainly the case. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), come late summer, 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from ragweed allergy. Ragweed causes 75 percent of all hay fever. And north Texas is one of the worst places in the country for allergy sufferers. This means battling sneezing, runny nose, headaches, congestion, and red eyes for at least a month out of the year. If you have asthma, the problems may be even more serious.
Ragweed is the number one culprit behind this seasonal suffering. However, other weeds like lamb’s quarters, sagebrush, Russian thistle, English plantation, and redroot pigweed can also wreak havoc on allergy sufferers in the late summer and early fall.
Grapevine lawn weeds – How can you minimize your exposure to these allergens?
Many over the counter allergy medications are helpful. If your allergies are more serious, try scheduling an appointment with your doctor who can prescribe an effective allergy remedy. There are several herbal remedies people also wear by. Showering and shampooing right before bed helps clean the allergens from your body and hair, and keeps them from contaminating your pillow and sheets.
While all those recommendations can help control your allergy problem, it’s also essential to remove the irritant from your immediate area as much as possible. That means finding an effective method to eradicate ragweed (and other irritating weeds) from your lawn. We recommend Green Top Lawn Care Services to take care of those unhealthy weeds.
It’s relatively easy to identify ragweed thanks to its distinctive leaves and flowers. The leaves are reminiscent of ferns while the flowers are long and yellow. Usually, several flowers are clustered at the top of this upright-growing weed. This particular plant likes to establish itself in sparse lawn, so the thicker and healthier your turf is, the less likely you are to see ragweed. Regular mowing does help control the spread of this invasive plant, but an herbicide is typically required to get rid of it for good.
If your allergies are bothering you and you’ve seen ragweed in your lawn, call a lawn care professional, who removes these invaders throughout north Texas and beyond.
Using all these recommended steps will go a long way in alleviating your suffering.
Don’t let allergies put a damper on your end-of-summer fun.