Kentucky is the Bluegrass State but Is the Grass Really Blue?
Kentucky is the Bluegrass State
Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State but the grass isn’t blue, it’s green. Furthermore, it isn’t even native to Kentucky. So why is it called Bluegrass?
That’s the beauty of Kentucky grass, but the bad news is that Kentucky is one of the worst states when it comes to allergies.
Fall Allergies (Especially Ragweed)
Living in the middle of all this beautiful grass drives our sinuses crazy! Ragweed pollen is especially bad this time of year. If you have seasonal allergies here are some things you can do to help.
Limit your time outdoors when ragweed counts are high and avoid mid-day when counts peak.
Wear a dust mask if working outside, especially if mowing.
Don’t wear outdoor work clothes inside to avoid bringing pollen in the house.
Replace and clean HVAC filters often using HEPA filters that remove at least 99 percent of pollen and other particles.
My family can do a few of these things but our sons are farmers and if you are outside every day working it’s almost impossible to do all these. So usually we sneeze and bear it!
This year Kentucky has experienced high amounts of rainfall, and pollen counts go sky high after rain. Ragweed pollen loves cool nights and warm days and mold grows quickly in heat and high humidity. So if you live in Kentucky buy a big box of tissues and keep them handy! You’re going to need them!
What kind of grasses are native to your state?
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