Garden Safety and Summer Hydration

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This year we are very concerned with safety when we venture out into public. We wear masks and social distance to keep from getting sick with the COVID-19 virus. We should also remember to stay safe when we are working in the garden.

Here are some safety tips: 1. Stay hydrated – we sweat to keep cool, but that means we are losing water. Be sure to take frequent breaks to drink water while working in the garden.

2. Don’t get too hot – it’s easy to say, “I’ll quit in a minute”, but when we start to feel weak or too hot, it’s time to take a break, drink some water and get out of the heat for a while. Some of the first signs to pay attention to are feeling thirsty, a headache, and dizziness. When you start feeling any of these symptoms get out of the heat for a bit to cool off and refresh.

Take time to listen to your body before going back out. That weed will still be there tomorrow!