Your backyard should be an oasis during the summer months, but if it has one of these dangers, it can be a scary place to be. Taking care of potential dangers before summer begins will ensure that you can enjoy your yard to the fullest throughout the hottest months of the year. Here are a few dangers you should look out for and take care of.
Even when you take great care of your yard, a little wind or an off week can bring in potentially hazardous debris. According to Serenity Health & Home Decor, clearing out debris will help you to keep your yard looking better and safer throughout the summer. If you have kids running around the yard, debris can be a tripping hazard and can potentially lead to them being injured. It’s better to take a little time before summer begins to clear out any debris and make sure that your yard is a safe place to run around in.
There are a variety of pests that can commonly be found in backyards that are potentially dangerous. Spiders are one of those pests, and especially poisonous varieties should be removed from your yard before summer starts. Even cute seeming pests like mice or rabbits can be potentially dangerous since in the wild they are likely to carry diseases. If you have a child with an allergy to bees, you don’t want them in your yard either. According to Proterra, bees are sensitive to the smell of smoke and will leave thinking there is a real fire.
The summer sun is a normal part of the season, but it can be dangerous. According to NextCare, not only can sun exposure eventually lead to skin damage and even skin cancer, too much sun in one sitting can lead to heat exhaustion. Providing enough shade in your backyard can help you to combat all of these problems with sun exposure. Trees are a great option to bring in shade but if you only have small trees, adding in a shaded patio with some sort of cover can also provide protection throughout the summer months.
Your backyard should be a beautiful place that you can enjoy all summer long and if you get rid of the dangers it holds, it will be. Taking a little time in the spring to care for your yard can help make it even better for the summer. That way you can enjoy your outdoor space all summer long.
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