Go

Health Library

To Work Safely in the Garden

To Work Safely in the Garden

  • Bend your knees when lifting, shoveling or hauling materials.

  • Use a wheelbarrow to haul soil, mulch, fertilizer and other heavy materials.

  • Don't smoke around lawn mowers and other gas-powered equipment.

  • Wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles.

  • Avoid wearing perfume, which can attract bees and wasps.

  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin.

  • Don't apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on windy days.

  • Plan your day so you can work in the shade as much as possible.

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat.

  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after gardening.

 

 
Health Library

Sign Up Today for Free e-Newsletters

Find a doctor or make an appointment:
General Information: (314) 747-3000
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
© Copyright 1997-2014, Barnes-Jewish Hospital. All Rights Reserved.