Stay Safe In This Summer Heat!

It’s hot out there, y’all! The temperatures are rising, and while that’s nice on those weekend pool days, it’s not so nice for those that work outside or are without air conditioning and cool air for long periods of time. If you spend a lot of time outside during the summer, take a look at these tips for staying safe in this heat!

  1. Keep a close eye: Children, the elderly, disable adults and pets are especially susceptible to high temperatures. Keep a close on your kids and pets when you are out and never leave them in a hot car alone. Hyperthermia only takes a short time to occur and it can be fatal.
  2. Drink lots of water: Dehydration is another concern on hot, summer days. Keep water on hand for trips to the pool, running errands and even when you are working outside. Water will help keep your body temperature regulated and from overheating too quickly.
  3. Check the weather forecast: If it is an exceptionally hot day, break up your planned activities. Maybe you planned to do yard work and other outdoor work all day—if it is too hot, plan to break up your tasks over a couple of days so you can take more breaks in a cool or air conditioned area.
  4. Dress for the weather: Avoid wearing layers, or heavy clothing. Wearing lightweight and light colored clothing will help you stay cool!
  5. Don’t forget sunscreen: Sunscreen is so important for avoiding sunburn, sun poisoning and developing diseases such as skin cancer. Keep a travel bottle in your bag or car so you are never caught out in the sun without it.
  6. Be aware: It’s important to know the signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke so you can recognize it in yourself or in someone else. Take a look at The National Weather Service’s website for a list of symptoms you should look out for when are spending time in the heat.

We hope these tips will be helpful to you as you enjoy the summer with your family. For more information about Mulch & More, the products we offer or for pricing estimates—give us a call at (770) 252-0006 or contact us online. We would be happy to assist you in all of your landscaping supply needs!

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