According to Everyday Health, the most common allergens are:
In order to prevent hay-fever you can:
- Wear a mask outside
- Showering frequently
- Keeping your windows closed
- Not hanging wet clothes outside to dry
Ginny Rosenkranz speaks from Everyday Health to explain what the best and worst plants are to have if you have allergies.
The worst plants:
- Chamomile, Daisies, Goldenrod
- Ragweed, Juniper, Alder, Maple
- Beech, Birch Cedar, Sunflower
- Cottonwood, Palm, Pine
The best plants to have are those that the bees also love:
- Begonia, Cactus, Daffodils, Hosta
- Impatiens, Iris, Lily Pansy
- Petunia, Rose, Tulip, Apricot, Twist
- Azalea, Hibiscus, Crepe Myrtle, Hydrangea
Another great tip to know is that the male plants are the troublemakers. Male plants are the ones that produce all of the pollen, females do not.
This knowledge will help you plant a beautiful outdoor garden whether you suffer from allergies or not.