“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes”
It is no surprise gardening is such a favourite pastime activity: maintaining a garden is your chance to unleash your creativity as well as the place where you can let your mind wander off into a blissful state away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life which makes gardening in itself sort of a therapy. It is known to help with the overall well-being of a person, including lessening symptoms of depression and makes every gardener become more compassionate.
While you may think some people are simply born with green fingers and that gardening demands certain set of steps you should take, having your own garden is actually simpler than it seems. Of course you cannot accomplish good results without the proper gardening tools and protective equipment. The use of fertilisers and chemical solutions your plants require for optimal growth and keeping pests away may seem harmless at first but with time you will see they are greatly affecting your hands. Whether you are aware of it or not, the hands are the body part that first gives off ageing signs, so you have to make sure you give more attention to proper hand care. To avoid getting injuries from thorns, sharp tools and splinters, you always have to wear gardening gloves.
Since there are many types of garden gloves you will come across, it is important to know the materials they are made of and the kind of gardening you need them for to be able to make a wise purchase. Cotton gloves are mainly used for light gardening duties such as picking flowers, fruits and vegetables and trimming and though they may be soft, they still protect your skin from scratches and blisters. Rubber gloves are a better option when dealing with more wet gardening chores, but a cotton-rubber combination, such as the one of Ansell Garden Comfort Gloves is ideal for all conditions. For the more medium to heavy duties, which include digging, pruning and handling sharp objects, leather garden gloves are the best choice. Knowing the types of garden gloves suitable for your gardening can save you a lot of time and money spent on ointments.
When being preoccupied with excelling in maintaining the garden’s beauty, it is normal to get carried away and forget about being overexposed to the sun and this is where gloves also provide protection. To keep your hands in optimal condition, it is advisable to use some hand crème even while wearing gloves, so moisture levels could be preserved.