Safety

ing the lawn, but it’s very important to ensure that you put all equipment away when finished. Lawn mowers and weed whackers can be dangerous if left attended. Not only are they easy to trip over or crash into, but they often have sharp parts and contain gasoline, two things that can cause unnecessary accidents.

Lawn fertilizer and other pesticides might keep your plants and grass looking luscious, but they are poisonous when ingested. Some fertilizers are pretty in color and crystalized, making it tempting

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for young kids to try a taste. Always put fertilizer and pesticides high up and out of reach.

Summer is the time to relax and enjoy the sun, and by following these simply safety tips, you can be assured of a safe, peaceful season. By fencing in your yard, ensuring that there are no holes to cause broken or twisted ankles, and putting potentially dangerous items away and out of reach, you and your pets and children will have a more pleasant time enjoying the great outdoors.