Garden Tools For Women - Learn About Women’s Gardening Tools

Gardener With Gardening Tools In The Garden
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Girls can do anything, but it helps to have the right tools. Many garden and farm implements are sized for taller individuals, which can make it a bit more difficult to use if you run in the smaller category of human. Garden tools for women are a better size and balance to make optimal use of our center of gravity. Tools designed for women have the best fit and design to make gardening easier. 

There have been tools for women gardeners on the market for quite some time. Unfortunately, these are often simply made with shorter handles and painted pink or decorated with flowers. Most of these tools are not well made, do not last, and don't really take advantage of design for ease of use. Well made women's gardening tools should last and have a construction that better suits lighter weight, shorter individuals. 

Tips on Garden Tools for Women

When it comes to selecting tools for women gardeners, consider fitness, age, weight, height, and use. For instance, there are smaller tillers that will be easier to use for diminutive persons, but they may lack enough power to get the job done. Really do your research to make sure there is enough juice in the machine or you may be wasting money. Hand tools should not only fit the gardener, but be made to last and provide adequate leverage. 

As we age the last part is especially true. Gardening aids health and cognitive function, so tools for an older person should be ergonomic to prevent injury, and sturdy but lightweight. Additionally, research has shown that women use garden tools differently from men. Digging tools should be sized appropriately, but should also include a tilted handle that allows the gardener to use lower body strength. 

Types of Women's Gardening Tools

It is easy to find any kind of tool in today's market. Larger items like rakes, shovels, and edgers have easy to use angled handles to produce fulcrum action that makes jobs easier. Little hand tools such as spades, knives, saws, and forks have been ergonomically created. Brightly colored handles make tools left out easier to find and are designed for best grip and less tension on wrists and hands. You don' t have to be a woman to enjoy these well intentioned tools. Any gardener can benefit from the modern concepts that make gardening healthy, painless, and trouble-free. 

Bonnie L. Grant

Bonnie Grant is a professional landscaper with a Certification in Urban Gardening. She has been gardening and writing for 15 years. A former professional chef, she has a passion for edible landscaping.