Gardening is a rewarding activity, which can be beneficial to the mind and body, having mobility problems may make gardening seem like a challenge. Whether you have trouble kneeling, achy joints or use a wheelchair, gardening is still a hobby that you can enjoy. There are many ways in which you can adapt your garden to make it accessible to everyone.
When gardening it is important that you choose tools that suit you and your needs. There are a variety of tools designed to make gardening a little easier. Here are some elements to look out for when selecting tools.
- Lightweight – For comfort and to relieve the strain on joints and muscles.
- Extended handles – To prevent you from over stretching.
- Tools with arm supports – Providing extra support to joints.
- Padded grips – For a comfier and more secure grip.
- Containers with wheels — these help you to transport plants and tools around the garden.
All photos courtesy of Tony Ward.