Seasonal Yard Clean Up Means Eye Protection

Services for Real Estate Pros with

Fall Yard Clean Up Time Approaches

Seattle's summer has been wonderful. Puget Sound lawns are in their browning, dormant phase, so we're mowing a lot less. But as fall Northwest Washington Trees; Dogwood Seed Podsapproaches, pine cones, branches, seed pots, and horse chestnuts, need to be removed from the lawn before you mow. Anything left in the lawn becomes dangerous projectiles from under a lawn mower.

Sunglasses; Stand-in for Safety Goggles

During these wonderful sunny days, most of us wear sunglasses to protect against vision loss through macular degeneration and cataracts. Polycarbonate or Trivex sunglass lenses protect you from flying objects speeding from mower blades, too. Think of acorns flying towards your face at fifty miles an hour! Consider a pair of presciption sunglasses for gardening this season.

Patrol The Lawn Before you Mow

It's time to clean up the yard from tree branches, pine cones, and the rest of the Northwest's catalog of ornamental and incidental tree offerings. When children help in the yard, it's especially important to inspect the lawn for possible projectiles before you begin mowing.

Kids Love to Help

Let the kids help clean up before the lawn mower starts. Wait until kids and pets are safely out of the area before starting the mower. I loved helping in the yard when I was in elementary school. Time spent with family completing yard assignments are some of my fondest memories. I wasn't as enthusiastic as a teenager, but I soon returned to gardening as an adult.

Vision Safety while Gardening

Remember to protect your eyes while mowing the lawn, or pruning any branches over your head. That green, sand-like, growth often found on Western Washington leaves and branches is nasty to get into your eyes! Wearing sunglasses while gardening protects against ultra violet exposure, and serves to protect us from abundant Northwest landscape hazards, too.

Take care, and remember, we look forward to seeing you clearly!

Sunglasses protect you in the car, the beach, or the garden
VSP Vision Insurance
Helping you see clearly, beautifully.
Dogwood Tree's seed pod image courtesy of Hansen's Northwest Plant Data Base


Posted by

Stacey Mayer, Artist, Webmaster
Stacey Mayer, Artist/Webmaster
I work hard to make you look good!
Successful social media management,
illustration to custom app creation.
Everett, WA Call: 360-878-3614 or text.


Comments (2)

Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Stacy - ok I give - what are you holding in your hand???? and yes, this is such a good reminder! We are very spoiled here and have a lawn service but I will say that I see them with goggles and/or sunglasses even in this heat. I'm always warning my daughter - whose lawn is atrocious by the way and filled with potential projectiles - about using eye protection. My clients/customers follow my advice way more steadfastly. Anyway, good advice.

Aug 15, 2013 11:27 AM
Stacey Mayer - Everett, WA

Hi Susan,

*Chuckle* Seattle tree stuff! I was hit in the eye by these when I was a kid in Seattle - here's the story! Our neighbor got hit by a rock or broken glass in his lawn, and his accident served to remind all of us. :)

Aug 15, 2013 11:39 AM