Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
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Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
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Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
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Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
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Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
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The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
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However, too much sun is not good. To balance the benefits of gardening with the peril of too much sun exposure, take the time to protect yourself before heading outdoors.
First, avoid spending an extended period of time outdoors during the middle of the day. When the sun is directly overhead its rays are the most intense because they have to travel a comparatively short distance through Earth’s atmosphere. In early morning and late afternoon, the sun’s rays travel through the atmosphere at an angle and are less intense. This is great news for gardeners, because early morning is a wonderful time to garden!
Always use sun protection when outdoors. Wear a hat to protect your scalp, face, neck, and décolleté from direct sun. Try to wear long sleeves and pants whenever possible. Apply at least SPF 15 to all exposed skin, and reapply it every two hours. I know that this may all seem like a real pain, when all you want to do smell the roses and munch on some home grown sugar-snap peas. But remember, skin damage is cumulative. By the time you develop sun spots or skin cancer, it’s too late.
You can also use shade strategically. If you need to re-pot some plants, why not locate your potting bench under an awning or patio cover where it is cool and shady? Beach umbrellas are also handy. You can stick them in the ground near the area where you are working, and reposition them as you move about your garden for some mobile shade.
If you do still manage to get a sunburn, you can calm your inflamed skin by sponging strongly brewed, chilled tea on the affected area. Green or black, use whatever you have on hand, it doesn’t make a difference. It’s the tannins in tea that are anti-inflammatory, which will help sooth your inflamed skin.
Cool baths and aloe vera gel are also helpful for soothing a sunburn.
Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!