Keep Safe During Gardening Season

To avoid and reduce injuries this summer:

>> Be sure to warm up/stretch as you would before any physical activity.

>> Wear gardening gloves (to reduce blisters) and kneepads, or use a foam cushion to make it more comfortable and less traumatic for knees.

>> Take proper precautions against ticks. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long, light-colored pants tucked into socks or boots and check yourself and family members for ticks.

>> Wear goggles when doing things like weeding and ear protection when using loud, motorized equipment.

>> Wear a hat, and use natural sunscreen.

>> Stay hydrated when you’re outside in the heat.