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Gardening is a major activity for seniors. Here are some tools that make gardening easier and more comfortable for seniors.

  • Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques for Seniors & the Disabled [Paperback]. Gardening can become difficult and strenuous when an accident, illness or advancing age brings on physical disabilities. The guide offers tips and techniques that return the joy of gardening to those with special needs. Included are recommendations for modifying an existing yard for gardening ease, advice on selecting ergonomic tools and low-maintenance plants, as well as directions for constructing raised bed planters. Joann Woy offers advice and information for gardeners with special needs: how to plan and lay out an accessible garden; how to construct paths, patios, ramps, steps, handrails, fences, and gates; and how to create raised beds, container gardens, and tabletop gardens. There are instructions on building trellises and plant supports, on soil testing and preparation, on composting, on watering, and on selecting tools. Chapters on lawn care, accessible landscapes, and horticultural therapy also appear. An appendix contains a state-by-state list of accessible public gardens and a list of sources of tools, supplies, and information. This helpful paperback contains 53 line drawings. Priced at $59.94 each. Visit Our Product Page Now to View
    • Fiskars 7870 Uproot Lawn & Garden Weeder. Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation. Four durable stainless steel serrated claws. No bending, kneeling, or chemicals to use. Mess-free eject feature. Lightweight aluminum shaft. Priced at $33.51 each. Visit Our Product Page Now To View
      • Step2 5A0000 Garden Hopper Mobile Garden Stool and Storage.Combination garden stool and storage tool with large underseat compartment. Wheeled storage container with hinged opening top and molded carry handle. Fully assembled; rustproof plastic. Stool, 7-inch wheels. 14 by 12-1/2 by 22 inches; 9 pounds; no warranty. Priced at $26.54 each. Visit Our Product Page Now To View