In the immortal words of Jean Paul Satre, "Au revoir gopher." Carl Spackler

Like Carl from Caddy Shack, at this time of the year we all become managers of our lawns. I think it is finally safe to put away the snow shovel and snow blower. Unfortunately, it means that we should be getting things ready to start with lawn care. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children are injured severely by lawn mowers. Most accidents can be prevented. Here is a list of items that you may use as a safety guideline.

The age of the child. 12 years of age to operate a walk behind mower and 16 to operate a riding mower safely.

Before mowing the lawn:

Make sure that children are indoors or at a safe distance before mowing

Do not mow during thunderstorms, without sufficient daylight, or mow wet grass.

Make sure the protective guards are in place on the mowers and the operators should wear safety glasses.

Never allows children to ride as passengers on a ride-on mower or garden tractor

While mowing the lawn:

Wear sturdy closed toe shoes.

Watch for objects that could be thrown by the mower

Use caution when mowing on a slope.

Be safe put there.