(StatePoint) While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn’t take all day. Luckily, time saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear:
• Water plants with a heavy-duty sprayer. Since gardeners are prone to knee injuries from repetitive pressure placed upon the area, a sprayer you can use standing up is a better choice.
• More than 38,000 Americans sustained raking-related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a more efficient collection of leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, consider using a high-performance lawn sweeper.
• Save your back and some time by avoiding wheelbarrows and over-the-shoulder hauling. Instead, move tools, soil, mulch and yard clippings quickly and with ease with a cargo carrier or utility cart.
• Shave off hours off yard work while also avoiding the repetitive arm, elbow, wrist and hand movements that cause injury with a dethatcher that gently combs dead grass and roots to the surface where they can be swept up.
For more advice on injury-free, efficient yard care, visit http://www.toro.com/z-versatility.
This season, make more of your days outdoors by spending less time doing chores and more time relaxing.