- There are several ergonomic products on the market that make gardening easier:
Gardening can be a relaxing and rewarding pastime, but it can also be physically demanding, especially on the hands, wrists, and back. Luckily, several ergonomic products are available that make gardening easier and more comfortable. These innovative solutions are designed to reduce stress and strain on the body while allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of gardening. In this article, we will explore these four products in more detail and see how they can help make your gardening experience more enjoyable and less physically demanding.
Bionic ReliefGrip Gardening Gloves
A day in the garden is no walk in the park, but ReliefGrip Garden Gloves from Bionic Gloves help to heal those hands. Designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon, these $40 gloves were created with a multitude of stress-reducing factors. As you wear the gloves, you will notice the LightPrene expandable wrist tighteners that support wrist-to-thumb strength. The ergonomic properties lie inside the gloves; integrated terrycloth makes up the inside of the glove to keep hands dry and cool, and sewn-in pads on the palm of the glove offer a more comfortable grip. On the outside of these machine-washable gloves, lycra and webbing between the fingers allow for better mobility, and silicone-coated fingertips protect these high-activity areas.
Radius Garden Pro-Lite Floral Shovel
An innovative gardening tool, the Pro-Lite Floral Shovel from Gardening Radius improves accessibility for those getting their hands dirty. Unlike traditional shovels, this ergonomic shovel’s rounded, easy-grip handle provides better hand positioning and reduces strain on wrists. Its intended purpose is for floral plantings and smaller garden beds, but with a fiberglass shaft and carbon steel blade, the shovel’s strength operates across diverse environments. The ultra-light shovel includes a wide step for your foot to press down on and can pry up to 150 pounds. Additionally, every shovel comes with a lifetime guarantee for those living in the United States.
Peta Easi-Grip Garden Tools Set
Designed for those who struggle with arthritis, ulnar tunnel, and carpal tunnel, the Peta Easi-Grip Garden Tools make gardening easier than ever. Including a set of three stainless steel tools — a trowel, fork, and cultivator — the angled ergonomic handles support wrists and decrease pain and discomfort. Due to the angle and vinyl handles, a firm grip is not required. The tools move easily, even in wet conditions. Additionally, consider buying the Peta Easi-Grip Support Cuffs. These support cuffs attach to the end of the handles and offer improved leverage for the forearm and upper arm.
Leonard GardenGlide Transporter
What if you need to move a few things but don’t need a full wheelbarrow? That’s where the Leonard GardenGlide Transporter comes in. Despite only weighing three pounds, the recycled polyethylene plate and its 54-inch nylon rope support up to 200 pounds! Raised sides around the plate prevent the risk of items falling or sliding off. Speaking of sliding, the plate was designed with form in mind, so it will not damage surfaces it slides over. They say to lift with your legs and not with your back, and Leonard considered function as well in this regard. By using a rope, users of this lightweight product are required to use their legs, not their backs.
So, whether you’re planting a rose bush, picking peppers, or trucking fertilizer, these new ergonomic tools make gardening more comfortable than ever. Now that you have the tools, it’s time to put them to use!