A person with a disability can garden just as well as one who doesn't have one - and many modern-day gardening tools are making it even simpler. Garden tools customized for ease of use are growing more popular and allowing even those who were unable to garden previously the freedom to do so with ease. From yard work to planting and caring for a garden and even creating an accessible garden, there are many gardening tools available to help make gardening more accessible to everyone.
Outsunny Folding Garden Kneeler / Kneeling Bench Chair
This garden kneeler is perfect for those with a variety of disabilities, but especially those with problems in the knees or back. The seat area can actually be used as a seat or as a kneeler cushion and the arm supports make it even more convenient and accessible. This handy device is lightweight and designed specifically for relieving pressure from the back and knees. This item can be purchased at many home improvement and gardening centers at a relatively affordable price.
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OXO Good Grips Gardening Bulber
Planting bulbs can often be time-consuming, as well as take great digging efforts, which can sometimes strain the hands. Using this bulb planter can save the hands some work, as well as save time by eliminating several steps from the planting process. Simply place the bulb planter into the soil and twist to remove the soil. Place the bulb in the empty spot and use the bulb planter to release and replace the soil. Those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions of the hand will appreciate this device greatly. The Good Grips Quick-Release Bulb Planter can be found at a variety of gardening Web sites and is very cost-effective.
Backyard Inventors SN18 Snake Rake
This rake is excellent for anyone who uses a wheelchair or those with back injuries. The handle is adjustable and bends down to accommodate for various positions. The pivoting of the handle makes raking simple from many different positions and angles. With this handy garden and yard tool, doing yard work will be more convenient. To purchase this handy rake, simply visit a home improvement or garden center near you or purchase one from their Web site.
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Gardena 3745 Combisystem 59-Inch Aluminum Garden Tool Handle
With an ergonomic design, as well as the ability to attach to most hand tools used in the garden, this tool will ease back pain associated with some of the tasks of gardening. For those with injured back or conditions affecting the back, this ergonomic gardening tool will come in handy. This back-saving handle can be found at many home and garden retailers, including online locations.
Easi Grip Garden Tools Set of 3
These are designed for those who may have a hard time gripping standard gardening tools. Easi Grip’s lightweight but sturdy tools are equipped with an ergonomic design that that should help prevent wrist and hand injury. The Easi Grip Garden Tools will make gardening a more accessible task for those with weakened muscles in the arms or hands or with other hand conditions, such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. These can be found at many garden and home improvement centers both online and in physical locations.
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