The Importance of Being Safe When Landscaping

The Importance of Being Safe When LandscapingA big part of our ethos here at Australian Heritage Homes is valuing those on our team and ensuring that they’re in the safest work environments possible. We adhere to every building code and follow every rule. We care too much about those that we work with to ever cut corners. It’s one of dozens of reasons that you should consider the AHH team when building your next dream home. If you’re visiting our site for the first time, we welcome you and are excited to have you here. Our goal on the blog is to share the knowledge that we’re most passionate about, especially as it applies to home renovations, landscaping and even interior design. Today, we want to focus on safety, especially as you’re navigating your own backyard.

It may seem like the simplest reminder, but there have been far too many stories in the news about men and women who misuse machinery, or don’t do their homework before embarking on major landscaping projects. Just last week, a man in the United States was crushed by heavy machinery at a landscaping company. You can check out the article here. These cautionary tales are easy to avoid if you just follow a few simple steps:

Do your homework

If you’re completing a project that requires any sort of power tools or machinery, make sure that you know how to operate them before you begin the work. If you’re purchasing them for the first time, ask the experts at the store for their best practices, their tips and tricks. If you’re borrowing from someone, ask them how to navigate it. And when in doubt, check out the internet. We’re lucky to live in a day and age where you can search for video tutorials and find them, no problem.

Ask for help

You may be a real go-getter, but you don’t have to complete large-scale projects by yourself. Round up friends or family to help you with the heavy lifting. The work will be completed more quickly, and you’ll probably make some fun memories in the process.

Make a plan

Best not to wing it, when you’re completing landscaping projects. After all, the work can potentially add value to your property, helpful if you’re planning on selling anytime soon. Map out a timeline and a budget for your project and ensure that both are realistic. It’s great to have vision and dream big, but you also want to set yourself up for success. If you don’t think you have the time and the money to invest in your dream project now, then make a plan for how you can complete it incrementally. You’ll be much more satisfied when the project is complete and proud of yourself for setting yourself up for success.

Questions? Comments? Give the Australian Heritage Homes team a shout. We’d love to hear from you and help bring the vision of your next dream home to life.