Tips to preserve health and safety while gardening!

in Home & Improvement

Gardening is not only the gardening of beautiful flowers and veggies it is actually a physical activity and outdoor enjoyment also. There are some simple safety tips that everyone should follow to enjoy the gardening as a whole.

 

Safety dress

It is very important to protect yourself from the garden pests and insects, the chemical used in the gardening that is harmful to health, even the best cordless hedge trimmer that comes in the category of sharp equipment must also be handled with a lot of care and excess exposure to harmful rays of sun might cause illness. It is required to wear some safety dress while using gardening tools.

  • Use safety goggles, long pants, safety gloves and shoes to prevent any kind of injury with the gardening tools and equipment.
  • Protect your ears also while using heavy machinery tools, which make high noise and use such tool with extreme care and safety and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Use the safety gloves to prevent the skin infection , irritation , cuts, and contamination
  • Use the protective measures to prevent the diseases caused by the insects, mosquitoes and ticks. Use the long sleeves shirt with long pants and socks to keep you safe and healthy.
  • Reduce the risk of sunburn by having wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, or sun shades.

Safety comes first

Some of the gardening tools that are powered or unpowered can cause injury while using them. You can reduce the risk of injury by using the chemicals and the gardening tools properly.

  • Read the instruction of the gardening tool properly and follow the safety and warning instruction mentioned there
  • Make it sure that the gardening tool is in good condition and working properly.
  • Do the maintenance of the gardening tool carefully
  • Keep the tools at a safer place and out of reach from the children’s at home.

Limit the heat consumption

If you are working outside for a long duration then it may be harmful to you as over consumption of sun heat may harm your skin and cause serious problems.

  • Drink more fluids frequently and regularly while working outside for longer duration
  • Don’t consume the liquids having alcohol or sugar when you are working under the sun
  • Take a break often from the regular working hours  and rest at a place where there is a shade so that the body will recover from the extreme heating temperature
  • Keep it in mind to pay attention to the skin illness or irritation and take proper precautions.
  • Maintain a habit of consuming healthy food that will help to keep you energized and fit.