Tag: Backyard Safety Tips

The Peat Moss Fire Hazard

Peat moss, a common organic ingredient in potting soil and soil conditioning products, presents a fire hazard under certain conditions. Gardeners prize the ability of peat moss to hold moisture for use by plants. The presence of peat moss in planters and flower beds provides a flammable medium in many homes which may not be considered until a fire begins. With an ignition temperature of...

Backyard Safety Tips

  More and more, people are vacationing in their own backyards. If you have turned yours into a “staycation” hot spot, consider these safety tips to help keep your oasis fun and free of danger. The Pool The pool can be a refreshing way to get some relief from the hot sun. But it can also be dangerous. Every year, many people drown or are...