Useful Ergonomic Garden Tools
Gardening brings pleasure of giving to and taking from the nature. While gardening is a great way to stay in shape, it can be especially hard on one’s back and other muscles. This can worsen with age. However, practicing proper ergonomics in the garden can help maintain both health and productivity. This includes the use of ergonomic garden tools. Ergonomic garden tools are available with exactly this in mind. There are tools with padded ergonomic handles and textured grips for easy handling and comfort. Ergonomic garden tools with upright grips are also available and good for stabilizing weak wrists. Those with detachable arm supports cater to people with arm injuries. There are ergonomic garden tools, such as padded reversible kneelers, which have arm supports that make getting up and down less stressful.
There are tools with adjustable handles to easily accommodate one’s height as well. In addition, there are a number of tools with extendable handles for reaching difficult areas. Standing seed and bulb planters, which resemble large funnels, allow gardeners to plant their crops without stooping, minimizing back injuries. Another ergonomic garden tool that eliminates stooping or bending is the garden caddy. This tool is especially suited for use in a seated position.