Master Gardener Tips July 10, 2024: Weeding and Being Cautious with Pesticides


By Kathy Tando, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Whenever possible, skip the use of a chemical. However, occasionally it is necessary. Take precautions. Be safe. Wear appropriate protective clothing. Even with the best of practices, it’s easy to get chemicals on your hands. Minimally wear gloves. Think before you remove your gloves. Perhaps the best is to wash your gloved hands with soap and water. Or remove one and, with the bare hand, slide it into the top of the other glove to push it off.