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Gardening is one of those multi-purpose and multi-beneficial activities. It is relaxing, therapeutic, and creative. It allows you to get exercise, be in the sun, and grow healthy fruits and vegetables. It saves you money if you grow your own herbs and vegetables. When experiencing all these wonderful things, you need to make sure that you are safe.
Consider the following health and safety tips when you do gardening.
Dress for your gardening
What you wear will be largely influenced by what type of gardening you are doing. You will need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Also wear long pants and sleeves to protect against chemicals, thorns, and insect bites. Wear gloves to protect your hands and safety goggles if you feel you will need them.
Follow safety instructions
Heed the warnings and safety instructions on power tools and chemicals. Check tools regularly to make sure they are in a working condition. Keep these items away from children.
Take precautions to prevent injury
If you suffer from a disability or physical mobility impairment of some kind, ask your doctor what types of gardening will be safe for you. If you have trouble with grasping tools, get tools that are easy to grip and use. If you are in a wheelchair, raise the plant beds so you can reach them. These are just examples of how to adjust for impairments.
Enjoy your gardening
The most important thing is to enjoy your gardening and have fun. It should help you relax, get some exercise, and make you feel calm and at peace with nature. Allow yourself to fully enjoy the benefits of gardening.
Keep safe while gardening and you will soon find yourself lost in a beautiful sanctuary instead of a horror movie. If you’re a beginner gardener, ask some experienced gardeners for tips and tricks to help you get started.