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July 24, 2012, 2:58 pm Yahoo!7
Gardening can be dangerous so here are our must-know safety tips for when you head outdoors.
Landscaping work, and even routine gardening activities, can result in a range of injuries if you’re not properly equipped. So rather than thinking ‘it will never happen to me’, get wise and assemble a good basic safety kit. Once you have all the items you need ready and waiting in the shed, it’s easy to reach for the right gear for the right job, and stay safe.
is littered with sticks or gravel.
A pack of dust masks is a cheap but worthy investment when it comes to looking after your lungs. Wear one when cutting pavers, tree branches or treated pine, or when working with dusty soil on windy days. Potting mix manufacturers also recommend you put on a mask before opening a new bag.
If you regularly use noisy garden equipment like leaf blowers, line trimmers and mowers, ear protection is good insurance against potential hearing damage. And if you’re planning to use something extra loud, such as a concrete saw, it’s essential.