Garden Planting for People With Failing Sight

By |2021-05-24T14:18:30+00:00February 24, 2011|Gardening for Pensioners|

There are two aspects to planting in gardens for people with failing sight. The first is using tools and aids to make potting of seeds, bulbs and seedlings easier, in their early stages. The second stage is planting out in the garden as the year moves on. Potting Seeds, Bulbs [...]

Equipment and Tools to Help Plant Out

By |2021-05-24T14:18:31+00:00May 4, 2010|Gardening for Pensioners|

Planting out is a job that needs to be made as easy as possible. When it's time to plant out all the new seedlings that you've nurtured, either in the garden or allotment, you need the proper tools for the job. Help Getting to Ground Level To take the strain [...]

Hand Tools for Arthritis Suffers

By |2021-05-24T14:18:32+00:00November 18, 2009|Gardening for Pensioners|

One of the problems with arthritis, which affects many people as they get older, is a loss of grip and mobility in the fingers and hands. Gardeners feel this very keenly as much of the work in the garden needs strength and mobility. As people are living longer the market [...]

Lawn Care: Specialist Tools for the Elderly or Wheelchair Bound

By |2021-05-24T14:18:32+00:00November 16, 2009|Gardening for Pensioners|

Taking care of a lawn is something of a burden for fit able-bodied people, after all they have to drag the mower out once or even twice a week sometimes, in the summer. But for people in wheelchairs or otherwise less able to move around, lawn care can be difficult [...]

Why to Keep a Lawn & Some Maintenance Tips

By |2021-05-24T14:18:33+00:00March 27, 2009|Gardening for Pensioners|

Lawns can look fantastic but it takes a lot of work to get them that way and, more to the point, keep them in check. Many people are turning away from lawns in any case because of the ecological consequences; all that watering in particular. It's hard to keep lawns [...]

Creating A Safe Garden For Asthmatics

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 12, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

If you are asthmatic, it shouldn’t prevent you from spending time in the garden, whether that’s to relax or to do some gardening, as there are several things you can do to reduce the effects of pollen and other allergens if you’re an asthma sufferer. However, it should also be [...]

Gardening Tips For People With Poor Eyesight

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 12, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

Gardening can be dangerous at the best of times but for those who have poor eyesight or who are visually impaired, it can be even more precarious. Of course, it’s important to use your common sense when it comes to actually gardening if your eyesight isn’t great, especially when it [...]

Raised Flower Bed Gardening

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 7, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

Raised flower bed gardening is a good alternative to conventional gardening and is rather like container gardening, except on a grander scale. It is the perfect form of gardening for elderly people or those who may have difficulty bending down a lot. They are ideal for planting small plots of [...]

The Health Benefits Of Gardening

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 6, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

It is hardly surprising that many elderly people enjoy gardening as it’s a healthy way of maintaining your fitness and is an activity which can be as strenuous or gentle as you want it to be as you can carry out tasks which suit your capabilities. Even if you have [...]

Mental And Physical Considerations

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 6, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

Medical opinion would support the notion that gardening is a beneficial activity for the elderly to get involved with in an effort to maintain and improve your general physical fitness and mental well-being. Nevertheless, it’s important not to overdo things and to know your limitations. Even when you think you [...]

Adapting Tools And Equipment

By |2021-05-24T14:18:34+00:00November 6, 2008|Gardening for Pensioners|

If you are elderly and you’re no longer as capable of using traditional gardening tools or if you are disabled, this does not mean that you have to give up on your gardening activities. Although you may have to make some slight adjustments or hand over certain tasks to someone [...]

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