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​What Garden Hand Tools Will Make You The Most Comfortable?

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If you’re here at Frostproof Growers Supply, you’re either interested in getting tools for orchards or some garden hand tools for the your gardening and landscaping project. If you’re here for the former, we have many ways to help those who are working in an orchard be more comfortable: property-balanced orchard picking bags and lumbar-supporting orchard sprayers are the first to come to mind. But when it comes to working in the garden, the average gardener is also looking for ways to make their experience in the garden a more enjoyable time. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best garden hand tools and accessories that will make you itching to get back to gardening every day.

Gardening Hats

When you’re working out in the garden, one thing that will increase the amount of time that you spend in the garden is simply having a garden hat. Garden hats cut down on the amount of heat hitting your head, which makes for a much more enjoyable gardening experience. We have a great variety of unisex, men's, and women's garden hats that are lightweight and colored to reflect the heat. Not only that, but we also carry some hard pith helmets that are an excellent option to wear if your trimming trees.

While garden hats are kept in our garden tools section, we could just as easily put them in our safety supplies section. Garden hats help to keep the direct sunlight off your head (reducing the immediate likelihood of heat stroke) and also cut down on the amount of UVA and UVB radiation hitting your skins (reducing the dangers of skin cancer).

Garden Gloves

One aspect of gardening that makes it so appealing is that it’s such a hands-on experience. But the problem with that is that the hands are put out in the line of danger -- and beyond the realm of comfort -- more than many other parts of the body. First of all, nature can poke your hands or fingers, such as sharp sticks or thorns on plants. Second, garden hand tools can also be dangerous, and gloves can keep your hands from some cuts, whether you’re using pruners or a tree saw. This goes beyond comfort; it can be a safety issue.

You can protect your hands with the wide variety of gloves from Frostproof. Is every glove we sell going to hold up to an ax? Let’s not test them! But that’s why we have such a great variety for different jobs. Use those lighter gloves for light gardening work and the extra-heavy gloves when necessary.

Garden Kneelers

If you’ve ever gardened with a child before, you know that children don’t often stand up from planting peas and groan “oh, my old bones!” Anyone past 35 knows what we’re talking about though, as the human knee is often one of the first joints on the body to show pain.

If you’re going to be spending much time on your knees in the garden, whether you’re planting tomato plants or trimming rose bushes, you want to protect your knees (even if you’re under 35). We carry two types of garden kneelers that work in very different ways. The first wrap around your legs so that you can take them with you with every step. The other type is a mat that you don’t have to worry about putting on, but you will have to move it with you as you move throughout the garden or around the yard.

Garden Aprons

While the previous garden accessories we’ve mentioned have been about physical comfort -- hats to protect from the sun, gloves to protect you from the pokes, kneelers to protect knees -- the garden apron is actually more about protecting your mental health! Garden aprons can help in two distinct ways:

  1. Reduce Your Time-Wasting Trips - You’ve only got two hands (probably), which means you can only carry so many garden hand tools at a time. So if you want to carry the grass shears and the loppers and the pruners and the garden knife to the garden, you either have to make numerous trips back and forth to the garage/shed or you have to get a gardening apron, which in the end will save you a lot of time and you don’t have to be frustrated making that walk over and over again.
  2. Know Where Everything Is - There are few things that are more annoying than losing a tool. We’ve all done it, of course, whether we’ve lost it for just a few seconds or whether we leave it under the rhubarb leaves and don’t find it until months later (at which point it might be rusted). So instead of putting a tool down next to you, moving to the next place, and then mumbling “now where did I put that?” and spending the next 10 minutes thinking you’ve lost your mind, put it back in the pocket of the garden apron so that you’ll know where that garden hand tool is next time you need it.

Stay Comfortable in the Garden!

Gardening should be a relaxing, comfortable experience. If it’s not as comfortable as you might like, click those links above and make your time gardening a more enjoyable time!

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