Video game developer Zordix AB is out with a new video game, “1950s Lawn Mower Kids.” In the game, your character mows lawns (with increasingly challenging obstacles as the game progresses) in order to earn pocket money. How fun the game is is a matter of personal opinion, but if you’re a parent, it might have you thinking about your own teenager. Why not encourage him or her to start a lawn mowing business? If a lawn mowing business strikes you both as a good idea, here are a few important safety tips to keep in mind.

  • Don’t let your teenager go door-to-door advertising in an unfamiliar neighborhood. For safety-sake, they should stick to mowing lawns in a neighborhood you know. Mowing for people you already know is safest of all.
  • Make sure your teenager always tells you where they’re mowing before they go, even if only by phone or text.
  • Talk about safety before your teen starts taking on clients. Let them know if for any reason they feel uncomfortable with a client, they should leave the job immediately. Even if it’s just a funny feeling, safety should come first.
  • Your teenager should always be familiar with equipment before using it.

For more lawn mower safety tips, take a look at some of All About Lawns’ lawn mower safety articles. A lawn mowing business can be a great way for your teen to earn some cash and learn about entrepreneurship. With a few safety precautions, it can be a win-win for everyone.