Essential Clothing for Landscapers: Staying Safe and Comfortable in Style with Salty® Printing
We enjoy producing fine-quality, branded apparel for hard-working landscaping companies around Sarasota.
Of course, anyone involved with this physical, outdoor trade can tell you that you don’t just slap together any cheap gear without covering the basic essentials properly. Experienced landscapers know you have to protect against the elements (sunlight, cold weather, etc.) and make sure you’re comfortable doing the work.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting appropriate landscaping clothing.
4 Requirements for Safe Landscaping Clothing
Warm Weather Protection - This has to go at the top of the list for obvious reasons if you own a Florida landscaping business. According to OSHA guidelines, you’ll want to have loose-fitting, breathable shirts, UV-absorbent sunglasses, and long pants tucked into socks or boots. That’s the minimum for handling the extreme heat, which we often endure from at least May through September. Also, it helps to don light-colored shirts that won’t absorb UV rays as much (more on that below).
Colder Weather Protection - Although we don’t get frigid winters like they do in Michigan, the weather sometimes get a little chillier, like it did most recently. That’s one reason Salty® Printing offers hooded sweatshirts, hoodies, and long-sleeve t-shirts for those chillier times from December through February.
Visibility Enhancement - That part about wearing “lighter colors,” isn’t only about deflecting the UV rays, either. Landscapers should try to be as visible as possible, particularly when you’re working near automobile traffic. Fortunately, we print shirts with over 20 color selections, including “safety green,” a popular choice among landscapers. Keep in mind, this is something you’ll have to reconcile with any of your business colors, so choose carefully.
Hats, Gloves, & Other Accessories - It’s not all about shirts and pants. A reliable hat and neck gaiter combination can make a tremendous difference in preventing sunburn when you’re moving lawns or removing trees in August. Also, a solid patch hat with a more rectangular and oval shape can satisfy this requirement nicely.
Those are the four essentials for landscaping clothing. You can find solutions to fit all those needs by checking out the apparel printing options from Salty® Printing. We’re the ones who custom design everything, ensuring a comfortable fit, with durable fabrics, and all of it with your landscaping business logo on it.
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