Episode #28 | Original Air Date: April 8, 2020
Mowing is one of the most common and dangerous gardening practices.
The most important thing you can do for mower safety is to read and follow your owner’s manual. Wear fitted clothes and sturdy shoes. Eye and ear protection are always a good idea.
Clear the lawn of debris that could be thrown by the mower, like sticks and pinecones, and mow only when the grass is dry.
Keep children out of the yard when you’re mowing. Shut off the mower before adjusting or cleaning the blade and allow the mower to cool before refueling.
Never carry passengers on a riding mower and shut off the engine before stepping off your mower.
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