Ten Gardening Safety Tips

Spring herb gardening is in full swing, so I thought I'd throw up a few reminders for all of us:
  • Bend from the knees, and don't pick up objects heavier than you can handle.

  • Take a moment to put on your garden gloves. They protect more than your fingernails. Gloves can also protect you from cuts and bug bites.

  • Drink plenty of water in hot weather.

  • If you are going to be working in the sun, wear a hat.

  • If you wear sunglasses when you work, make sure that they have UV protection.

  • Wear sunscreen.

  • Take plenty of breaks. It's good for your back and your frame of mind.

  • Protect your knees with a cushion; your body will thank you later.

  • Wear sturdy shoes.

  • Don't overdo. The garden will be there tomorrow.

Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. These things are so important but we all tend to overlook them (at least, I know I often do in my urge to get out and garden when the sun peeps from behind the clouds!)


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