Essay On Gardening

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Prevent Injury and Stings While Gardening with These Tips Gardening is an enjoyable form of exercise and a morning spent in the garden provides us with a better workout than a typical 30-minute walk. However, all the digging, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, walking and squatting that gets the heart rate up and helps keep us in shape can also leave us with sore, strained muscles. A proper warm up is essential to prevent injury while gardening. Use these quick tips for garden stretches to prevent muscle strain and injury before heading out to play in garden (or yard). It only takes about 5 minutes to go through the warm-up routine before and after each gardening workout. Upper Body Stretch Stand in a doorway and lift arms over head and…show more content…
The downside to having bees in your garden is the potential for getting stung by one of these winged pollinators. Bee stings not only hurt, but many people have allergic reactions to them. Don't give up gardening for fear of getting stung by bees, wasps, yellow jackets or the like, there are several things you can do to avoid getting stung while gardening. No Bright Colors Don't wear bright colored clothing while gardening, especially bold floral patterned clothing. For obvious reasons, these clothing colors and patterns attract bees. Wear clothing in neutral earth tones when gardening like tans, greens, and grays. Most gardening gloves for women are made with bright colored floral patterned fabric while the gardening gloves look nice, they attract bees. Opt for a more masculine type of glove for gardening. It won't be as attractive to bees and will help you avoid getting stung on the hand when you reach out to pick a garden vegetable or flowers. Skip Smell-Good Products Avoid wearing perfume or aftershave when gardening, which will attract bees to you. Any floral smell from perfume, soap or lotion will make you a target for the little stingers buzzing around your garden, like bees and mosquitoes. Don’t use hairspray
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