Updated: Jun 7, 2021
The range of gardening tools that are available now is quite outstanding.
As gardening is one of the most popular hobbies, there is a huge demand for gardening tools that can do a better job in the garden while making that job easier to complete for people of all ages.
You will need to buy the tools that make life easy in your particular garden and that will be determined by the types of plants that you have growing.
If your garden has predominantly large trees or hedges you will need tools that make the job of trimming at those heights easier.
With the design of new garden implements concentrating on leverage for ease of use, it has become a lot easier for the home gardener to maintain plants at heights that would have normally required professional help.
Many of these garden implements have also been designed for ease of use for people who suffer from arthritis and the elderly who don't have the strength they once had.
Not only are these tools popular with the elderly but they will make the job of maintaining your garden a lot easier and more enjoyable by reducing the effort required to use them.
You will be able to select from implements that can reach to places that would be difficult without getting down into the garden, and as well as making life easier, they can also make it safer.
I recently had to clear the ground around some small palms and without the use of a long-handled garden implement I had no alternative but to get down and do this by hand.
The ensuing pricks from the palm fronds made sure I went to the garden store at the earliest opportunity to ensure I wouldn't have to do that again.
Fortunately, I was wearing safety glasses as getting pricked in the eye from some of the sharp parts of plants can cause painful and permanent damage to your sight.
Safety glasses or even sunglasses should be worn when working in the garden and breathing masks should always be worn when using poisons and insecticides.
We need to preserve our own health as well as that of our plants.
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