Tools for Elderly Gardeners
There are plenty of purpose-made tools for elderly gardeners. There is no need to give up gardening if you are elderly and struggling with conventional ones. It’s all about adapting to your changing needs. Looking for a Birthday or Christmas gift idea? Tools for elderly gardeners are both thoughtful & practical. They are also not ridiculously expensive.
One of the biggest challenges most elderly gardeners (and much younger ones) face is getting down and then back up from ground level. Garden kneelers with sides help here. Holding onto the sides as you kneel reduces the risk of overbalancing and gives you something solid to push on to get back to your feet. They also have handy side pockets, keeping your gardening tools & mobile phone close to hand.
Modified Hand Tools
Modified hand tools are ideal for anyone with a weaker grip. This set is competitively priced at under £20 and includes a convenient carry bag.
Weeding Without Bending.
If someone is steady on their feet and would prefer to weed standing then there are some ingenious long-handled devices available. They range in price from £25 – £40. Again a thoughtful gift idea.
Didn’t know these were available. If you want to give yourself a helping hand electric secateurs are available. Perfect for anyone who has a weak grip, painful hands or simply someone who has a significant amount of pruning to do. Not the cheapest at over £60.
Rolling Garden Seats
Fun in the garden for your Grandkids! These rolling garden seats are a good idea for anyone who prefers to sit to tend plants. Save. your back when tending raised beds and planters or tying up plants. Prices start under £30. These are a good idea for gardeners of any age.