Many of us enjoy gardening, whether you have a few pots and plants on your windowsill or you have some land outside to grow your favourite plants.
But, tending to your green space isn’t always easy, especially if you aren’t as mobile as you used to be.
If you’re finding it harder to dig, mow, sow and pull up weeds these days we have some tips and tools that can help you keep gardening.
Top Gardening Tips:
Although many of us enjoy time spent gardening, it isn’t always easy. Here are some top tips from the charity Thrive to make gardening easier if you’re less mobile than you used to including:
- To avoid having to bend down or dig, try raising the soil level so you don’t have to bend down as far. Why not try raised beds? They can reduce your need for digging and make any digging easier.
- Try to create level routes across your vegetable garden so it’s easier to move around.
- Try to stay away from fast-growing plants that will require frequent pruning. Look at the plant label or ask for advice if you’re unsure.
- Use ground cover plants to cut down on weeding.
- Try to reduce areas of the garden that require frequent maintenance, such as lawns. You could try replacing it with paving or decking.
- Use mulches of bard, plastic or gravel to help suppress weed growth and conserve moisture in the soil.
- Grow vegetables on a smaller scale for less effort, for examples in containers.
- Replace hedges with fences for easier maintenance.
- Vary your gardening tasks to vary body movements.
Breaking up your soil, digging small holes, and plating and weeding will be easier with this garden trowel. It is ergonomically designed, requires less strength to operate and you can even use if from a wheelchair. It’s available in both small and large sizes.
This fork is perfect for loosening, lifting and turning over soil in your garden. Suitable for wheelchair users and if you have difficulty bending. All metal parts are made of stainless steel and than handle is made of soft PVC. It’s available in both small and large.
This cultivator can help you turn the soil where you plan on planting and also for removing weeds. With this soft PVC grip the strain and discomfort on hands and wrists is taken out of gardening. It’s available in both small and large sizes.
Whether you’re digging, weeding or pruning, get extra stability with this arm support. It attaches to all of the gardening range so that it doesn’t matter what job you’re doing you can do it with support.