Hot and humid days of summer are upon us and we all want to be outside enjoying the warm sunshine. But take precautions as you do your lawn and gardening work.

Remember water, shade & rest, are vital components to warm weather chores. Ease into the summer chores, you need to get your body used to it gradually. Stay hydrated by drinking water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty.

Rest in some shade to cool down. Wear a big brim hat and light-colored clothing. Know the signs of heatstroke and illness & what to do in an emergency. Keep an eye out for your fellow helpers.

Wear sun screen….. Then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.