It’s that time of year and homeowners are knee deep in their mulching piles. I know this part of our annual landscaping chores is not one of our favorites but there’s no denying the effect of this finisher around driveways, flowerbeds and backyard paths. For a relatively cheap cost, we’re able to create a picture worthy display that will make the perfect summer Eden for you and your family.
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So why do we crab about mulch? Because it’s heavy! Those wood shavings weigh a ton after the first three wheel barrels and maybe we don’t readily excite about the tube of Bengay we’ll need to smooth out the sores.
But here’s something you might not realize….
There are several tips that will keep you safe from tearing muscles or breaking your back! Professional gardeners and landscapers possess the inside knowledge to keep you well exercised but unharmed from this grueling job. Not only will you evade a trip to the ER but you might even see positive changes for conditioning your body including sculpted legs and arms. See if what the experts say might assist you this spring while you shovel your yard to beauty!
Stretching Before You Start
Stretching before you begin to mulch the yard.
Listen To Your Body
If you start to feel intense pulling in your lower back-stop! This is your body’s way of telling you to take a break before any further damage can occur. After all, the mulch isn’t going anywhere so rest when you need to!