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How To Avoid Dangers of Yard Work in Direct Heat

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 21 June , 2017
direct heat, summer landscaping, hot sun, summer gardening

San Diego is no stranger to hot weather. But how can you tell when is it too hot to do yard work? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

What’s the danger of working in hot weather?

Combining the physical labor necessary for lawn work with the heat of direct sunlight is dangerous. Any number of medical emergencies are possible, including:

  • Heat stroke (can result in permanent disability or death)
  • Heat exhaustion (sweating profusely that results in weakness and feelings of exhaustion)
  • Painful heat cramps

Another danger of working in the heat is the risk of dehydration. Symptoms include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness

How can I protect myself if I have to work in the sun?

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate (drink lots of water or sports drinks but stay away from alcohol, coffee and sodas)
  • Wear light colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brim hat
  • Take frequent breaks in a shady or cool area
  • Wear sunscreen

What’s the best time of the day to do yard work?

When it comes to your health, the best time to do most yard work is in the early morning hours. The best time for mowing, however, is late afternoon or early evening. That’s because your grass will likely still be wet in morning from the dew.

Let someone else do the work; call Juniper Landscape Company!

Working in direct heat is nothing to play around with. That’s yet another reason why it makes sense to partner with a professional and licensed lawn service provider.

To see what we can do for your lawn, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company; our number is (619) 334-9464.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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