Lawn Care & Gardening Safety Tips

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello, my name is Jose Zuniga and I'm representing expertvillage.com. I'd like to share with you some of the basic safety tips for you before we start our project. For starters I see you're aware we're using everything that's electrical today. What we need to be sure of is that we don't water our lawn at least one day before the project begins. We're going to start with the electric trimmer. What are you going to do? You're going to plug it in. Always keep the electric cord behind you, it should never be in front of you that way you don't have any accidents. It's the same thing when you're using your electric lawnmower. Plug it in, keep your electric cord behind you. Be sure that you check the lawn that there's no obsticles like rocks, any metal, even glass or plastic. What's going to happen is that, you don't want it to be flying all over the yard. Another thing, when you start digging any holes, be sure that you're aware where you might have any of those water sprinklers. We don't want to damage any of the plumbing in your yard what so ever. When it comes to you trimming the trees, as always cut it from the sides so the trees fall on the side and not right in front of you and also if you're using an electrical equipment, be sure when you plug it, always the plug is always behind you. Check above you, are there any electrical power lines? We don't want them damaged as well. Now, this is real basic precautions if you need to take any task, especially with today. We're working with electrical stuff, we've got to be extra careful. Don't forget to drink a lot of water through your project and wear a hat if it's necessary and of course no children around. If you have to use any food products or any chemicals for your yard, always use your gloves, wash your hands after that, follow the directions on the box and you'll be fine. These are some basic safety tips before we start on our project.