Here are some safe gardening tips you should be concerned about when performing gardening tasks at any location of your choice.
There are several factors that can cause serious injuries in the garden. These include farm equipment, powered and unpowered gardening tools and chemicals. To lower your risk of getting injured in the garden, you must be aware of these hazards. Ensure to properly make use of every chemical and equipment and try as much as possible to limit all forms of distractions. Make sure to keep every equipment, tools, and harmful chemical out of the reach of children. Carefully sharpen your tools and make sure every of your equipment is in a good working state before use.
From harmful rays of too much sun, hazardous chemicals, and motorized or sharp equipment to garden pests and insects, there is need to dress protectively when working in the garden. This is basically aimed at ensuring prevention from injury. If you have to work with power tools and equipment, it is recommended you wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and safety goggles.
In order to minimize the risk of skin cuts, irritations, and contaminants, it is good you wear gloves at all times. Ticks and mosquitoes are common disease-causing pests in the garden. You can protect yourself from them by wearing rubber boots, pants tucked in your socks, long-sleeved shirts, and by using insect repellent containing DEET.
Avoid working long in the heat
There are several serious health problems that can occur when you over expose your body to high temperatures. The best way to reduce your risk of having heat-related illnesses is by monitoring your activities and time in the sun. Here are certain preventive measures you need to take to stay healthy in a hot climate.
- Remain energized by eating healthy foods regularly.
- Unconsciousness, confusion, nausea, dizziness, rapid pulse, headache, and extremely high body temperature are common heat-related illnesses that should be seriously taken into consideration during this time.
- It is advisable you stop the gardening activity you are engaged in once you experience any form of muscle soreness or breathlessness,
- For the sake of recovery and replenishment of lost energy is good you take breaks at intervals and try as much as possible to rest in areas that are well-shaded. This helps to revitalize the body’s thermostat.