When lifting anything, use the pads of your fingers not the tips of your nails.
Always use cuticle oil to keep cuticles unattached and nails fed.
Always wear protective gloves when gardening and doing DIY jobs.
Some suntan lotions or hair perm can dissolve your nail polish.
Your natural nails will continue to grow with the enhancement and a small gap will appear which will require filling. The costs and frequency varies and are best discussed with a technician, it is usually required every 2-3 weeks.