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

June 28, 2022

While a number of us live for the summer season, many people in Pittsburgh don't like it, thanks to their recurring 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 relieve your symptoms.


What Causes Grass Allergies?

Grass pollen is generally the foremost pollen in the air during the late spring and summer months, resulting in allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and asthma. Direct contact with grass from either walking in the grass or mowing the lawn can also produce issues like hives and eczema. In am article by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, these reactions are very common.

Your house pets can even have allergies to grass. If you or one of your family members suffer from allergies associated with natural grass, especially those from grass pollen, you know the difficulties of enjoying and maintaining your lawn.

While it’s hard to get rid of turf allergens, switching to synthetic turf will lower your grass pollen exposure by eliminating the organic grass in your yard. Meanwhile there may be pollen in the area from scrubs and vegetation, grass pollen will be eradicated.

Some of the folks have turned to other natural turf alternatives in an attempt to soothe allergies. One of those options are mulch, especially common near and around children's play areas. Despite that, mulch have concerns of its own in the shape of mildew and bacteria, which are also common allergens. Mulch also requires recurring maintenance and regular replacement.


Artificial Grass Benefits

Safe Alternative

Synthetic grass is a safe alternative to natural turf. It mimics the look and feel of organic grass without the natural pollen. Installing synthetic turf for grass allergies is a clever landscaping solution that not only relieves allergic reactions but also saves time, money, and water.


Artificial grass has many eco-friendly features in addition to reducing allergies, too. Think about how frequent you currently mow your lawn. If you’re mowing with a conventional gas-propelled mower, you could be releasing as much pollution in one hour as 11 cars, and with a riding lawn mower, as much pollution as 34 cars! Along shielding yourself from a day full of allergies and hassle when you no longer have to deal with natural grass, but you're also saving the environment and your family from dangerous airborne pollutants.


Fake turf is the ideal option for active areas such as your lawn because it is very strong. Even though, no two synthetic turf are the same. Shawgrass products are created and manufactured by the research unit responsible for the superior quality sports fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. While the original investment is costlier than real turf, you will recoup your investment quickly with decreased maintenance expenses.


Shawgrass products are also cooler, because of groundbreaking technology like HydroChill. This patented technology was developed thanks to years of research in both a laboratory and a real-world testing. This precoat is put on the sand infill and activated by adding moisture to give appreciable cooling for days, because of our weather in Pittsburgh.

Finest Artificial Turf Options

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

Shawgrass Artificial 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 turf is installed as a system that includes elements like the fibers attached to our 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 annoying irritants of conventional turf prevent you from enjoying your own lawn this summer. It's your lawn -take control. Shawgrass is completely allergy-free turf for dogs and cats and your family. You can permanently remove the need for traditional lawn care maintenance with the bonus benefit of comfort and safety for you and your family (not to mention, your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood). Reach out today for a free consultation.

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