We care about you and your family’s safety. You may not realize it, but working on your yard/garden can actually be quite dangerous if you do not practice proper safety. Unintentional deaths can be caused by doing everyday yard work; therefore, it is important for us to share with you a safety guide for lawn maintenance.
- Before you mow your lawn, walk around the yard and pick up sticks, rocks, and other items that could be potentially dangerous while the mower’s blades are spinning. The mower can shoot out objects at homeowners and really injured them. Be careful by prepping your yard before you decide to mow.
- Instead of mowing the lawn in sandals, purchase steel-toe boots to protect your feet from injuries.
- Never, ever reach your hand underneath the mower unless you are 100% sure that the mower is turned off.
Operating a chainsaw is a serious task. Homeowners should really invest time in reading the instruction manual before they begin their project. If you are nervous about using a chainsaw, hire a professional. It is better to be safe than sorry.
An array of items can be in your yard when you go to use your leaf blower. Protect your eyes from any objects that may fly out at you and protect your ears from the loud noises by using a professional hearing protector. You can purchase these online or at your local home improvement store.
You should always wear gloves when you are working outside. Even when you are doing basic garden work. Gloves can protect you from any chemicals used in your yard or garden.
Lungs are commonly overlooked when discussing lawn/garden safety because we do not think about the impact on them. If you are working with chemicals, you need to be wearing a face mask. Also, you should consider using a mask when you are working with dust or liquids.
The important take away from these tips is to always protect your eyes, ears, lungs, feet, and hands while working in the yard. If you do not have the proper safety items, go to the store as soon as possible to avoid any unintentional injury. Do not think that it could not happen to you, because that is why it is called an accident. You do not see it coming.