When we think of disability aids, we automatically think of products designed to help us in the home, or mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and rollators, to help us get out and about. However, did you know there is a huge range of gardening aids specifically designed to help you make the most of your outdoor space?
With such a wide choice available, knowing what products to choose can be daunting. Take a look at our blog – How to Garden with Mobility Aids – for some handy tips and tricks. For now, we’re going to outline some of the products you might not know you need, to help you create, sustain and love your little slice of the great outdoors.
Who Are Gardening Aids For?
The short answer is – everybody!
Whilst gardening aids have been designed to give a little extra help to those with limited mobility, they are suitable for anyone who’d like to make their gardening life a little easier. Ranging from foam padded stools and kneelers, to ergonomically handled tools for an easier grip, these aids are a fantastic addition to your gardening arsenal, for gardening professionals and enthusiastic novices alike.
Gardening Tools and Essentials
Let’s start with the basics. Gardening hand aids make up the bare bones of a gardening tool kit, but if you have limited mobility in your hands and wrists, or live with conditions, such as arthritis, you’ve more than likely noticed the problem with the current range of garden aids available in shops.
Many of the tools in high street stores can be chunky and difficult to hold. That’s why amongst other essentials, we stock the Easi-Grip range of trowels, cultivators, forks and more, that have been specifically designed to combat this issue. With adapted, angled handles covered with a non-slip material, these tools minimise stress on the hands and wrists, letting you garden without aches and strains.
Planting and Growing
Whether you have beautiful potted plants, colourful flowerbeds, or a plentiful vegetable garden, there are several ways you can make your life a little bit easier.
One of the products we love are the raised pot movers. If, like us, you’re always re-arranging the position of the pots in your garden, you’ll know the struggle of dragging heavy pots from place to place.
Our range of pot movers lets you place the pot on an attractive wheeled stand, which then moves easily around your garden, whilst also protecting the surface beneath the pots.
We also love that gardening doesn’t have to be just for those with traditional gardens. There are plenty of ways you can nurture and grow your own produce, or blooms, even if you just have a balcony, or small yard. Products like the mini greenhouse allow those with minimal outdoor space to make the most of what they do have.
Kneelers and Rollers
Two body parts that suffer the most when gardening are our knees, and our backs. Spending time bent over, knelt on wet grass, or hard surfaces, can leave us with sore, red knees whilst the constant bending over often causes an aching back that not even the longest soak in the tub can fix!
Kneelers and rollers are a must have for us, to ensure we leave the garden as strain free as possible.
Our range of kneelers helps protect the knees from getting damp and sore, ensuring we remain comfortable at floor level, whilst rollers are designed to allow you to move from one place to another without having to stand up, minimising the stress on your back and legs.
Once you’ve got your garden looking beautiful, what better way to celebrate than to show it off with a gathering of those you love. Get together your friends and family, enjoy some nice food and bask in the fruits of your labour.
With Ability Superstore’s wide range of outdoor entertainment products, you’re guaranteed to be the host with the most at every outdoor event. Ranging from BBQ thermometers so you can put on a feast to be proud of, to outdoor heaters so that you can party long into the night, we’ve got you covered!
Gardening aids are much more than just trowels and kneelers, we know that there are several aspects to keeping your outdoor space looking spick and span. That’s why we have an abundance of products to help you maintain the space you’ve lovingly created.
If you share your home and garden with a pet, especially a dog, you probably spend as much time as we do cleaning up after them. The Arm’s Length Pooper Scooper allows you to pick up after your dog from a standing position, letting you keep those outdoor areas clean without risking strains to your back, so you and your pet can enjoy the garden together.
Even if you don’t have a pet, you probably find that you have some feathered visitors to your garden. There’s something calming about the tweeting of the birds outside your window, which is why we want to encourage wildlife into our garden as much as we can.
By including a bird feeder in your outside space, you’re giving your little visitors somewhere safe to enjoy their food, whilst you can enjoy their tuneful tweeting. It’s a win win for us!
Whilst it’s not a thought we relish, it is a fact that generally, your outdoor space is more accessible to unwanted visitors than your home would be. We want to make sure you’ve got peace of mind when you go to bed at night, which is why we offer several deterrents to help put your mind at ease.
Security systems can often cost a small fortune, but the likelihood is that if an intruder sees a camera installed, they’ll flee.
We’re seeing an increase in sales of ‘dummy’ cameras as a security measure, as more and more people opt for this solution. With a range of highly realistic models on the market, these cost-effective products are a great way to keep your home feeling safe without breaking the bank.
Why Ability Superstore?
We’ve highlighted only a few of the products we offer to get you started on your gardening journey however, with over 10,000 aids available on the website, we’ve got everything you need to make your life easier, both inside and outside of the home. Our products are specifically selected with you in mind whilst our in-house team, with a wealth of experience between them, are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
As a supplier to the NHS and other major healthcare organisations, we strive to make mobility accessible and affordable to all by providing our customers with one of the largest ranges of mobility aids and daily living aids in the UK.
Why not give us a call on 0800 255 0498, or email us at email@example.com where one of our friendly colleagues is on hand to help, or you can fill in our online Contact Us page if you click here!
If browsing on the internet isn’t your thing, come down and see us at our Lancashire based store, where you can try products before you buy to make sure they’re a fit for you.