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Garden Lifestyle

Summer Garden Safety Tips

Summer is coming and with the warmer weather many of us will be venturing outside to play with our little ones, relax with a good book or even grow our own fruit and veg. While it is fun being in the sun, it’s also important to remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones. So, with that in mind, here is a quick list of safety tips to keep in mind while working in and enjoying your garden.

Use Sunblock

Perhaps the most important item on this list is to use sun cream. Sun damage to your skin is no joke and if you are going to spend prolonged periods under clear blue skies then you need to ensure that you’re safe. This is especially true for children, who could benefit from getting into good habits at an early age when it comes to taking care of themselves and their skin. If you, or your family members, don’t like sunblock then it might be a good idea to wear a hat or stay in the shade as much as possible during the sunniest part of the day.

Make Your Balconies Safe

There’s nothing like a sunny day to draw the whole family out of the house and into the garden – or onto any balconies you might have. What’s important here is to ensure that your balconies have reliable balustrades from a company such as Barrier Components. This way, you can lean on balustrades without fear and enjoy the wonderful weather.

Work Safe

If you’re going to be mowing the lawn, strimming edges, trimming hedges, cutting branches or even shifting leaves out of the way, the chances are you’ll be using potentially dangerous equipment. For things such as mowers, strimmers or chainsaws, you would do well to wear eye protection, which will guard against flying blades of grass or chips of wood. You should also wear ear protection and appropriate footwear. Also, make sure that any family members are out of the way while you work.

This list presents just a few ideas for being safe in your garden during the sunniest season. It isn’t comprehensive, by any means, but what’s important for all of us is that we keep in mind the need to stay safe while having fun and that we pass on our good habits to the rest of our families whenever possible. Enjoy spring and summer, and hopefully, wherever you are, you’ll have plenty of sunshine!

 

*This is a collaborative post*

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