Face it, gardening can be a balm to the spirit while also being hard on your body. For this reason, many gardeners are switching from standard garden tools to ergonomic gardening tools. With these tools you will be able to lessen the stress that your body undergoes with your gardening activities. These tools have been ergonomically designed and built in order to make your gardening chores a bit easier and to reduce the amount of strain that occurs with regards to your hand, wrist and back. In fact, many people have reported that even with mobility issues and/or arthritis, they are able to enjoy working in their gardens again thanks to these tools. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Ergonomic Gardening Tools
GripEase PowerGear Bypass Ergonomic Pruner by Fiskar
With this pruner you get a non-circular gearing technology that is patented. It works to multiply the leverage in order to make pruning cuts an amazing 3 times easier than what you get with tools that only have a single pivot. The precision ground blade is razor sharp and is able to cut with less of the resistance that is inherent with thicker blades. It also stays sharper for longer which means that you get value that is lasting. The low friction coating on the blade is resistant to rust and it assists the blade with gliding through wood while also keeping it from getting gummed up with debris and sap. At one of the ley pressure points is a GripEase Pad which improves your grip while it also reduces fatigue in your hand. The duraframe handle has been ergonomically curved in order to comply naturally with the motion of your hand.
Uproot Weeder by Fiskar
This tool allows you to be able to remove dandelions as well as thistle and even other invasive weeds by their root more easily. It has an aluminum shaft that is lightweight and a handle that is 36 inches long. The blades are made from stainless steel and they grab onto the weed roots tightly. There are patents pending on this ergonomic tool and it comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. With this tool in your arsenal, you will be better able to kill the weeds without killing your back in the process.
Sliding Faucet Handle by Foxtail™
This will lessen the amount of strength that it takes to turn your garden faucet on and off. This is great for people who suffer from arthritis in their hands. The handle is easy to use and remains cool to your touch, regardless of how long the sun has been shining on it. This handle comes with 4 different adapters that make it compatible with most of the garden faucets. It is easy to put together and easy to use.
This is just a small sample of the types of ergonomic gardening tools that are available to us today. If you have quit gardening due to physical issues, take a look at some of the tools available that will help you get back outside.
Do you have any experience using ergonomic gardening tools?