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15 Most Useful Gardening Safety Tips – Precautions and Protection

November 7, 2019

Gardening can be a great way to enjoy as a
hobby, get physical activity and even beautify your home and community, and at the same time
grow nutritious and healthy fruits and vegetables for you and your family. If you are a beginner or an expert gardener,
health and safety should always be the topmost priority. Gardening or planting is actually a low-risk
and a relatively safe hobby, but whatever it is, certain safety precautions are must
to keep you safe, particularly for those with health issues like allergies or for older
people with mobility disorders like those with arthritis or spine problems. Now am gonna list out some tips to safe gardening
practices. If you have some more to add, please write
them in comment section below the video. 15. Warm up before Actual Gardening: Yes, gardening
is a physical exercise, you should warm up before doing some strenuous activities like
digging and other activities. Walk around your garden for a few minutes
and do some stretching before starting. 14. Avoid Continuous Activities for prolonged
time, like pruning, digging, raking ot whatever, particularly for the aged and those with musculoskeletal
disorders like arthritis, tendinitis and spine issues. You need to take rest intermittently. Have a relaxing chair in your garden. One tip for people with arthritis and back
problems is Kneeling down instead of bending your spine will put less strain on your back. For extra comfort, consider wearing knee-pads. Another tip for people with arthritis of wrist
is to use a Ratchet action pruner for trimming. Its specially designed for cutting with minimal
efforts. 13. Do not lift up heavy stuff like large containers,
unless you are comfortable. This can cause back injuries and even hernias
if your abdominal wall is weak. You can try this simple hack using a large
cloth to place heavy items on it and drag along to shift some heavy garden stuff. 12. Keep Yourself Hydrated: Protect Yourself from
the Heat, specially to avoid heat stroke and sun burns, and particularly in hot summer. Sometimes out of too much passion for gardening,
you tend to forget to drink water. Make sure you keep yourself enough hydrated. And Health should be your first priority. 11. Wear Protective Dress and Gardening Gloves:
to Protect Your exposed Skin � like Protecting your skin from allergens or toxic plant saps
and juices, specially when you prune the branches. You should wear gardening gloves or any glove
for protecting your hands. Also depending on the work you do, protective
clothing with full sleeves may also be useful to protect from insects, pests and chemical
and also from Sunlight if your skin is photosensitive. You can also use Other Optional Protective
Stuff like safety goggles, shoes or boots and things like that. 10. Use Sun screens or protective clothing to
avoid sun burns, specially for those with photosensitive skin. 9. Use Insect repellent creams if your garden
is having lot of mosquitoes or even ticks which can cause tick bite fever and you all
know mosquitoes can spread dengue, malaria, chickungunya and many other diseases. Also consider planting some mosquito and insect
repellent plants in your garden. You can watch a list of these plants in one
of my videos from a card linked at top right corner of this video. 8. Use Appropriate Tools for gardening not your
hands: Use a hand shovel or rake rather than your hand for digging or raking. Sharp objects and any debris buried in the
soil can harm you. 7. Use tools like cutters including pruners,
blades and knives with caution to protect yourself from injuries. Also if you are using power tools follow safety
precautions to avoid electric shocks and injuries. 6. Keep Chemicals, Fertilizers and cutting tools
and other stuff out of reach from small kids. 5. Protect yourself from Infections and Toxic
substances: Never wipe your face or eyes with your hands while you are in the garden. There are chances of transferring some toxic
substance or even harmful organisms on to your face or mouth or even eyes. If you have done this by mistake, immediately
rinse your face or the affected part thoroughly with water. 4. Keep your compost and other smelling stuff
away from windows and living areas. Better use a closed compost bin.
3. This Point am sure most of are unaware. Avoid gardening during periods of very short
rain or light drizzles and storms because the allergen load on the ground is very high
at these times, like the pollen grains and other allergens. Specially do not carry your kid at this period,
if your kid is having an allergic asthma and any other similar disorder. 2. Use a Face Mask: Whenever you are spraying
a pesticide whether organic or chemical, wear appropriate protective clothing along with
a face mask. If you do not have a mask, atleast wrap around
a hanky or cloth around your nose and mouth. 1. After Finishing Your Gardening: Wash your
exposed parts thoroughly before entering your living area. Particularly wash well if you have handled
the potting mix with your bare hands and also under your nail beds. So, there you have it folks, those are the
top 15 precautions to keep in mind to make gardening a pleasant hobby. If you have any more important points please
add them in the comments section below the video. Please gimme a thumbs up if you like the video. Also tweet or share the video with your other
gardener friends. And consider subscribing to the channel if
you are new to the channel. Happy and Safe Gardening!


  • Reply GARDEN TIPS July 26, 2018 at 12:40 pm


  • Reply zeemarket July 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Fantastic gardening tips and safety precautions.

  • Reply RANI VICTOR July 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Hello DR. Very Informative and Useful Precautions for Gardeners. Thank U.

  • Reply Terrace Garden Channel July 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Nice tips

  • Reply azmathunnisa July 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Useful information. Fantastic thanx

  • Reply VINOD KUMAR Matam July 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Useful tips every gardener.

  • Reply RAPID GAMING July 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Excillent information as i am a sr citizen & a biggener too thx for the post 👍💖

  • Reply Julien Décarie July 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Black people are maybe less photosensitive but they can still have the chance to have skin cancer so don’t think you are ultra resistant

  • Reply zeeclub July 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Always wondeful and useful presentation.

  • Reply Lim Siew Chi July 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Useful tips Sir. Clear and easy to remember. Thank you Sir.
    Lim from Malaysia.

  • Reply Vishnu Singhal July 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Am 80yrs keep busy in terrace planting. Ur video as usual execellant always. I love to watch. Thank for ur advice. 👌

  • Reply yamini chandra July 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Simple tip,but very useful.thank you.

  • Reply nageen kumar July 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Good Information Sir

  • Reply VCARE July 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Very useful and we tend to forget safety measures many times to do healthy gardening.

  • Reply MJ's Creativity July 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Very Useful Video😊
    Thank you doctor

  • Reply Rajni Sabharwal July 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    An excellent all others…i m a beginner n ur videos r v helpful…culd u plz contact me…few queries..
    [email protected]

  • Reply Saurav Ghosh July 26, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Awesome information.
    You are just too good. 👏👏

  • Reply Glovana Jn Baptiste July 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Very important information . thank you

  • Reply Rehana Begum July 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm


  • Reply Shalini Gomes July 27, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Useful n important info… Thank you….

  • Reply BetterYouBetterWorld V July 27, 2018 at 11:13 am

    do you have mango worms and bot flys where you live? the things that burrow into your skin? i was just reading about them, it makes me feel better about living in a cold climate lol even tho most plants only grow in the warmer months, everyone in the temperate wants to go bare foot and get dirt under there nails for seratonin and not washing things like carrots is seen as a healthy idea lol but it seems in the tropics if you do this you could get parasites easily as some can burrow into your feet if you unknowingly walk on contaminated dog feces or something, big shock for me to realise this today, it challenges my love for natural living, even if i dont have to worry about it, yet lol i feel thats the reason my ancestors came so far from africa, to get away from hookworms bot flys and mango flys, we could never escape the ticks and mosquitoz tho dammit lol easy to avoid leaches tho

  • Reply Hashir Mubeen July 27, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sir plz add me in your whatsapp group

  • Reply girish kalaskar July 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Valuable tips.. Thank you.

  • Reply Waqar Ahmad July 29, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Salam..bohat achi koshish…yeh sab ehtyaat karni chahiaye hamain.khaas toour par gloves/face mask/handwash….thankyou dear gardner for your effort.God bless you.

  • Reply Garden Globe July 29, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Nice tips

  • Reply Happy_Smiles246 July 31, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Don’t do stretching, it has been know to actually sprain people’s legs, and damage muscles in the body

  • Reply Happy_Smiles246 July 31, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Not every place across the world has all of those diseases, like Australia

  • Reply Teena's garden August 9, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Wow very helpful safety tips sir. Really u are great. Thank u sir

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