About Grass Pollen Allergies

If summer is the worst time of year for your allergies, it’s likely that grass pollen is to blame. You can’t escape grass, but there are many ways to manage your allergies.

Grass Pollen Allergies

1. What it is

Grass produces pollen that affects outdoor allergies. It’s also easily brought indoors by wind, people and pets.

2. When it is in season

This allergy trigger is both seasonal and regional, affecting millions of people in late spring and early summer.

3. What to watch out for

There are well over 1,000 types of grass in the world; however only a few produce allergens. Unfortunately, three of the most common grasses grown in Canada – blue, rye and Bermuda grass – all produce allergy-causing pollen.1

4. What to do

  • Keep the grass in your yard short.
  • Wear a mask to mow the lawn, or ask someone without allergies to help.
  • Think about replacing your grass lawn with low pollen ground cover — Irish Moss, Bunch and Dichondra — or pollen-free features like rocks, sand and water.