When summer rolls around in Shellharbour, we all prepare for the best and the worst. Trips to the great outdoors, swimming, sunshine and fresh fruit are always summer staples, but then there’s also fire dangers, storms and stingers to be aware of! So, what’s on the menu this season?
When heading to the water…
Beware of stingers. As the temperature starts to rise, jellyfish tend to appear up and down the coast, the most common being the bluebottle. Although not fatal, they can deliver a nasty sting! It’s best to wear a rash vest to protect your skin from any stingers, and also the sun!
It’s also important to protect yourself from sunburn. The unrelenting Shellharbour sun won’t hold back in the middle of summer, so be sure to stock up on sunscreen!
When preparing for fires…
Cleaning up your backyard and undertaking some basic landscaping will not only keep your lawn in tip-top condition, it’ll also reduce the risk of catching a fire.
The best way to prevent outdoor fires from spreading to your home, is to clean up your yard. Remove any leaves, twigs and debris from your gutters and add metal sheeting to them. This will prevent any debris from blocking up your gutters and creating a potential fire hazard.
Be prepared for bushfire season by having a Shellharbour landscaper excavate a fire break.
Another great way to beat the heat and make your home more safe from open flames, is to install heat-proof glass. Being twice as strong as regular tempered glass, this glass ensures that your fireplace, cooking area or outdoor area won’t crack under heat!