How to Prevent Injuries When Gardening in Your Denver Landscaping

July 20, 2020

Gardening is one of the best things you can do for your health. It gets you outside, gets you moving, and helps you de-stress by being out in nature. When you do things right, you can end up spending hours in your yard without feeling sore, but if you’re not careful, you could end up injuring yourself. Your local Denver landscaping company knows all too well how annoying and frustrating those minor injuries can be. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy while working in your garden.

Wear Sunscreen
First and foremost, the sun in the Denver metro area is especially intense. If you’re going to be working outdoors for any length of time, make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen or choose long, loose clothing to help you stay covered up. Sunburn isn’t necessarily a serious injury, but it can be painful and it will take days to heal and stop being tender to the touch. Prevention is always the best way to go.

Use the Right Tools
Even light gardening tasks benefit from having the right tools on hand. At a minimum, you should have a good set of gardening gloves to protect yourself from splinters, blisters, and fatigue. It’s also worth investing in a good, lightweight trowel, rake, and knee pads. These tools will help you garden effectively while also reducing stiffness as you work. Just make sure to store them properly. Keep them in a dry, covered area to prevent rust and premature wear and tear.

Take Frequent Water Breaks
It should come as no surprise that the weather in Denver can be hot and dry. Being out in the heat, working with your hands, means you need to make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Get in the habit of taking frequent water breaks. Keep a water bottle nearby while you’re working so you never have to worry about feeling thirsty and give yourself permission to relax in the shade for a few minutes when the heat becomes too much. Remember, gardening is supposed to help you relax, not be a source of stress. 

Leave It to the Pros
If at any point you feel uncomfortable handling the task yourself or start to worry about an old injury acting up, don’t give up your garden. Instead, hire an experienced landscaping team to help you keep your garden in good shape. They’ll be able to take care of the heavy labor for you so you can enjoy your garden without worrying about aches and pains.

Need a Little Help With Your Garden?
If you’re worried about the way your landscaping looks or just want an expert to give your garden and yard a bit of TLC, don’t wait. Reach out and get a quote today. At Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape, we’ll do everything we can to make your yard stand out from others in your neighborhood. Whether you’re in need of a full landscape design overhaul or just want to schedule a simple maintenance appointment, we’re here for you.
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