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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 8/5/2020

If you have asthma or any allergies, the kind of flowers, plants, or trees that you plant in your garden must be considered seriously.

You need to find out a plant that is allergy friendly, that doesn't allow broad exposure of pollen. Plants release pollen into the air during different seasons, which can trigger your allergies. The best bet would be to avoid such type of plants.

Here are common garden allergies and how you can manage them.

Pollen Allergies 

 During pollen season, pollen travels through the air of which many gardeners are allergic. Before this monumental event, take allergy medicine, probably a week before the pollen season. It serves as proof!

Pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, etc.

Avoid being outside when pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, etc. are applied. You must not do the application yourself. Hire professionals and save yourself the stress and those allergic triggers.

Plant Allergies

Some plants cause more allergies compared to others. Meet an allergist who would help determine what plant triggers allergies. It will help avoid them. Your allergist can also help with expert advice and medication to alleviate allergic symptoms. 

Cleaning up after gardening 

Immediately after gardening, you have to make sure you wash your clothes, boots, gloves, even your hair. It will remove allergens trapped in there. Most of these triggers can be averted if personal hygiene is a priority. 

What to plant

The type of plants around your garden can make or mar you if you have allergies. That is why is it paramount that you choose plants that are unlikely to trigger any allergic reactions whatsoever. Some of those plants include;

  • Flowering plants like crocuses, begonias daffodils, daisies, geraniums, hostas, salvia, impatiens, irises, lilies, pansies, periwinkles, petunias, phlox, sunflowers, snapdragons and tulips
  • Grasses like St. Augustine
  • Shrubs like boxwood, azalea, hibiscus, and hydrangea
  • Trees like cherry, apple, dogwood, magnolia, plum, and red maple

Gardening is a fun activity, and as a gardener, you won't want anything to hamper your experience in any way. That is why you need to consider allergic triggers and eliminate them immediately, to avoid getting caught up.

Are you yet to know what gives you allergies? An allergist can help enlighten you, even recommend medicine and gardening practices that would be best. If you are serious about gardening, then book an appointment immediately.




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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 8/4/2020


50 Union Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Condo

$289,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic opportunity to live in an amazing 4-level brick townhouse in Northampton, 2 blocks from downtown! This bright and spacious end unit offers 3 levels of finished space, with an updated bathroom on each floor and 2 deeded parking spaces. There are hardwood floors, 10ĺ ceilings, oversized windows with energy-saving cellular shades throughout, and a new oven and dishwasher in the tiled kitchen. The 2nd floor features a primary bedroom, with full en suite bath, and a second bedroom that would make a spacious office. The 3rd floor boasts a second suite or guest space, with its walk-in closet, and updated full bath. There is central heat and air conditioning, and a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat system was installed in 2017. This townhouse is one of only 3 that stand independent from the main building. It shares only 1 wall and has its own private oversized basement, with tons of space for storage and private laundry. All the amenities of a condo and the privacy of a house! Come see!
Open House
Saturday
August 08 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Send your Buyers to see this amazingly private condo home within walking distance to downtown Northampton. We will be following COVID-19 protocol, limited Number of people inside, mask mandatory and sanitizer will be provided.
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Location: 50 Union Street, Northampton, MA 01060    Get Directions

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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 8/3/2020


392 West St, Amherst, MA 01002

South Amherst

Single-Family

$329,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This house on over 7 acres lot in South Amherst with plenty of privacy and within walking distance to bus stop, small shops and restaurants. There is a nice size barn in the back of house. Home features hardwood floors, new sidings, extra bathroom in basement, freshly painted both exterior & interior, new replacement windows. There are plenty of rooms in this house, and the basement is partially finished.
Open House
Saturday
August 08 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 392 West St, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 8/2/2020


18 Hickory Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Completely renovated and newly painted inside and out is this well appointed Contemporary Ranch. Located on a cul de sac street with easy access to Amherst center, local colleges and major routes - the location is A+. A stunning open lot with treed border, perfect for yard games and gardening, boasts a new deck - quintessential for outdoor entertaining. The open floor plan sports a plethora of light throughout the day and includes gorgeous hardwood floors in the entire main level. The kitchen is beautifully designed and sports stainless appliances and new cabinetry with tiled subway back splash. Dining area & living room combine forming a pleasant transition from one space to the other. Master bedroom with 3/4 bath, 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the first floor. The lower level includes a family room with storage closet and laundry. Amenities are many and include a carport,wall AC and more. It's all new with an eye for excellent quality and visual aesthetics.
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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 8/2/2020


148 Dorwin Dr, West Springfield, MA 01089

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate four bedroom Colonial near Mittineague Park. This lovely home featured hard wood floors throughout with a wood fueled fireplace in the Living Room. In the Great Room there is vaulted ceiling with lots and lots of sunlight along with a gas fired fireplace. Off the back of the home is a large deck overlooking lots of shrubs and patio area for barbecuing. Kitchen with Dining Area features lots of cabinets. There is a half bathroom off the main hallway. The second floor features four bedrooms for those guest accommodations and a full bathroom. There is a full basement suitable for potentially finishing off for extra living space as well as a two car garage. Lovely neighborhood makes for an inviting place to call home. Come check out for yourself.
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