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Save Time and Prevent Injury When Doing Yard Work

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 am, Thu May 22, 2014.

(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.

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• 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

This season, make more of your days outdoors by spending less time doing chores and more time relaxing.

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