After what feels like months of waiting we’re finally in the throws of summer. With higher temperatures and increased sunlight it’s the best time of year to get outside into the garden and make the most of the improved weather. However, while gardening is a great way of getting some gentle exercise many with mobility issues will find the task painful and uncomfortable. With that being said there is a solution to gardening with limited mobility, and it comes in the form of ergonomic, extended tools and accessories. Read on to find out more about CareCo’s range of gardening aids (all prices include VAT Relief unless stated otherwise).
Anyone with previous gardening experience will understand that sometimes you have to get down to ground level to really get your hands dirty. Digging through the earth is the best way to prepare the soil for planting, but if you have limited dexterity in your fingers, hands and wrists then this can quickly become uncomfortable. To solve this problem why not try our range of ergonomically designed hand tools. Available as a Trowel, Cultivator, Fork or Scooper, these sleekly designed, lightweight yet tough hand tools curve around your wrists to give you a stronger grip, enabling you to garden for much longer than you would be able to without. Although sold individually you’re also able to buy a wallet-friendly 4-Piece Set, featuring a trowel, transplanter, weeder and cultivator!
Of course, if you’re tidying up the flower beds you’ll need something to trim dead leaves and flowers. Ideal for those with limited strength in their hands, the Ergonomic Bypass Style Pruner has an internal leverage system and hidden spring to take the work out of pruning, creating more power with less effort from yourself.
Long Reach Tools
While there are many keen gardeners out there who are able to bend and stretch to get their tasks done there are equally as many who are unable to do so. If you suffer from back, hip or knee pain then bending down to weed and prune is almost impossible. However, with our range of long reach tools you’ll be able to get going once more.
Designed to be incredibly lightweight and manageable, the Pro-Light Carbon Steel Fork and Spade are fitted with O-shaped handles to enable you to get a much stronger, securer grip, providing increased leverage to work the soil. Ideal for performing a range of tasks, the fork and spade’s forward-facing ‘kicks’ lets you place a foot comfortably on the top of the tool to push down into the ground, letting you use the strength you have in your lower body.
If you’d prefer a wider range of tools then why not try our Long Reach Fork, Trowel, Cultivator and Hoe. Similar to our ergonomic hand set, these tools are fitted with extended lengths and moulded plastic handles, enabling you to put all of your body weight into pushing the tool into the soil. These stainless steel gardening aids will last for years to come.
While specially-designed tools are incredibly handy you may also need to consider purchasing some accessories to help keep you comfortable whilst you garden.
The Folding Garden Kneeler and Bench is an intelligently-designed 2-in-1 product, with you able to flip it over to use it as a kneeler, or as a bench for tackling higher-up tasks.
Similar to our long reach products, the Garden Grabber with Telescopic Handles lets you tidy and clean up your garden without having to bend over. The extendable arms can be adjusted to suit your height, while the large jaws scoop up almost anything – leaves, debris, rubbish, grass cuttings. You’ll be done in no time at all!
To view our entire gardening aids range please click here. If you’re looking for a simple and easy way to buy plants, shrubs and other products then look no further than CareCo Gardening, a convenient way to purchase everything you need to transform your garden.
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