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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by fyshstykr, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. fyshstykr

    fyshstykr LawnSite Member
    from zone 99
    Messages: 76

    Big hats,sunblock,long sleeve light weight shirts, does anyone have any ideas for sun protection ?:)

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I wear bonnie hats in the summer and short or sleveless shirts
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Lots of Sunblock...we wear pants and t-shirts.
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    sunblock, lots of water, hat, light clothing and a canopy for yor riding equipment
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    PS. light clothing reflects the light where as dark absorbs it. and the high 50-75 SPF sun block contains a ton a chemicles. a 35-45 SPF is thwe best you can use without having a ton of harmful stuff on your skin
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    light clothes and a straw type wide brimmed hat. Ears, back of neck, and face are the top 3 surfaces to protect from the sun as much as possible.

    Some tell me that they are COOLER in long sleeved lightweight shirts since it keeps the sun off of the skin. I have yet to try though.. I still break down to shorts and white fruit of the loom t-shirts in the summer heat. (cause they are cheap and thin!)

    spf 50 to 75 sunblock??? iv'e never seen higher than 45! What are those just paint???
  7. PlantSolutions

    PlantSolutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I used to be a Coppertone girl.......the best sunblock out there is Coppertone Sport. It will not run into the eyes, it doesn't sweat off, and it isn't greasy. I definitely swear by it. Don't forget the ears and lips.
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Hawaiian Tropic makes some spf 70.

  9. PlantSolutions

    PlantSolutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    There is no need for any protection over SPF 45. Anything above is completely useless. When I was in the business 15 years ago, it was always noted anything over 15 was useless, but it is a much harder sell now.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i dont wear sun block at all it makes it worse, clogging pores .

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