Taking care of your yard can be a meaningful and rewarding experience that allows you to take pride in the beauty and appearance of your home. But before you head out, take heed of these simple safety tips:
Inspect your equipment.
Make sure that all of your equipment is in working order. Check for loose, broken or cracked blades. Make sure that the electrical lines are not worn and that they won’t potentially short out.
Be careful of children.
Don’t allow your children to operate bladed equipment, and make sure not to operate it anywhere near them. If they are teenagers, and can handle the weight of the equipment, allow them to use it with adult supervision.
Wear proper clothing.
Wear a long sleeve shirt and long sleeve pants. Wear closely-fitting clothes to avoid getting caught in the moving parts of the equipment. Protect your eyes with safety glasses or goggles, and wear sturdy shoes with rubber, slip-resistant soles. Remember to wear gloves, especially when cleaning or changing the blades of the equipment.
Use mowers safely.
Never carry passengers on a riding mower. Make sure that there is no one in the yardthe yard is clear before you start mowing. Remember to sSlow down before turning, and only move up and down hills, not across lengthwise. When working on a power mower, make sure that the blade has stopped completely. If you experience excess vibration when operating a power mower, this may be a sign of a damaged blade.
If you are looking for a new lawn mower or need your mower serviced, contact Suburban Lawn Equipment in Wilmington, Delaware at (302) 793-9605. We carry a wide selection of mowers, including zero turn mowers and riding lawn mowers.