Gardening can be relaxing and fun - until you lose a finger. These gardening first aid tips are essential for keeping your gardening habit soothing.
Make sure you have a well-stocked first aid kit for those easy to treat home injuries.
Spending time in the garden often means spending time in the sun. Make sure you stay hydrated and don't spend too much time under the hottest sun.
Follow the directions and cautions when using pesticides. Make sure you have the number to Poison Control handy.
Anaphylaxis is what happens when allergies turn serious. If your allergy starts making it hard for you to breath, don't wait to seek medical treatment.
Bug bites are hard to identify. Treatment is usually supportive and entails a lot of waiting for the pain and itching to go away. The best bet is to avoid them.
Bees are special in the bug world. They leave their stingers behind. Remove stingers quickly; pull it out as soon as you feel it - don't fumble through your wallet for a credit card to scrape it off.
Be careful if snakes live in your neighborhood. Snake bites usually need medical treatment - don't bother with those drugstore snake bite kits.
Getting on a ladder in the back yard seems pretty benign, but ladder accidents can lead to some nasty falls. Use your ladders carefully.
Power tools have a way of ruining your day if not operated correctly. Make sure you know what to do if your power tool bites back.
About's Landscaping Guide imparts a little treatment wisdom for the most annoying plant in history.