Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged

 


Article by: Trevor Kassulke

Are you in a wheelchair, and long to dig in the dirt and create flowering , US Flag Etiquette beauty and grow , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner far more zucchini than you can give away? Or are your knees just starting to age and even though you've loved gardening , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis all your life, you're having more trouble getting up and down and are afraid you'll have to give up gardening , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care altogether? Did you botch the last pruning , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without of your roses , Designing Your Garden to Attract Hummingbirds because of the worsening arthritis in your hands?

Welcome to the world of the physically challenged gardener.

Don't despair. Adapt!

There's plenty of help out there in the form of advice, , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond tools, , A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs raised flower , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond beds and other specialized equipment. A Google search of "Disabled gardening , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis tools" leads to 125 websites with specific helpful adaptive equipment. "Disabled gardening" gives a whopping 873,000 results where you can find advice , Care and Repair of Garden Tools and "handicapped gardening" yields 111,000. Let those arthritic fingers do your walking!

Problem: "The ground is just too far down there!"

Think about doing your gardening , Wrought Iron Garden Benches while sitting on a chair, , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn instead of on the ground, squatting or bending over. The most obvious solution is to build raised flower , Care and Repair of Garden Tools beds and scatter containers throughout your garden , Discover the Art of Topiary area. Buy cheap plastic outdoor , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture chairs and place , How to Make a Weed Dabber one beside each mini-garden so you don't have to drag or carry when it's time to weed. , A Guide To Landscape Bridges You can just sit down and enjoy the feel of moist earth , When to Fly Old Glory beneath your fingers and breathe in the heavenly smell of freshly applied fish , Wrought Iron Garden Benches emulsion.

If you hang a cup holder on the edge of your container, you can even have the luxury of tea or coffee with your weeds. , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn Maybe the fish , Your Home is Your Fortress: the Art of Garden Fencing emulsion should wait.

Don't think about what you've lost now that you can't crawl around weeding the perennial , Landscaping Tips border; teach your grandchild or a neighborhood kid the joy to be found doing that task ... you've just discovered a new adventure in gardening. , How to Start Your Lawn by Seeding or Sod The good news is that you may find whole different special areas of your yard , The First-Time Vegetable Gardener -- Some Pathways to Success where you can stick a mini-garden.

Get creative. Put a beautiful , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without container near your front door , Xeriscaping is Waterwise Gardening and plant , Growing Great Potatoes wonderfully scented flowers , Designing Your Garden to Attract Hummingbirds to greet your guests ... or perhaps a nice cherry tomato plant , Attracting Birds To Your Garden they can steal from on their way to ring your doorbell. Put a waist high herb garden , A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs right outside , Your Home is Your Fortress: the Art of Garden Fencing your kitchen door , Designing Your Garden to Attract Hummingbirds and add an area in it for your favorite cut flowers. , Orchid Myths -The Truth

When you're deciding where to locate the raised bed , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors or container, be sure to remember physically demanding practicalities like dragging a heavy hose to water , Attracting Birds To Your Garden it. Think and plan , Choosing Healthy ts for Your Garden a low energy , Gardening and Flowers solution for what you'll do with the compost , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing material.

Problem: "My painful hands don't have the strength for ..."

You can get tools , Re-Potting Your Orchids which extend your arms to reach the ground level flower , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis bed from a sitting position. Several manufacturers , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care make specially tools , Fragrant Fine Art: Give your Garden a Design That's All Your Own with light , Attracting Birds To Your Garden weight handles designed to keep the wrist and hand in a stress-free position and to provide a firmer grip. Small, light , Rose Gardening: Water, Sun and Shade rakes, hoes, etc. like this can work wonders.

Think ratchet pruner, ratchet lopping shears ... let the laws of physics give your hands a hand. You'll be amazed when you look at the tools , How to Grow Hydrangeas available. Pull difficult weeds , Ginseng Benefits by stepping on a lever.

Problem: "I get so tired so quickly."

Hey, the weeds , US Flag Etiquette didn't grow , Your Home is Your Fortress: the Art of Garden Fencing all at once; you don't have to pull them all at once. Pace yourself. , Growing Great Potatoes Find ways to make gardening , Porch Swing Places: Where to Put a Porch Swing something you do while you sit and drink a cup of tea and listen to the birds, , Gardening and Flowers rather than a work chore you slave away at for a full afternoon. Pull one weed , How to Create a Zen Garden from the scented garden , 5 Pieces of Equipment ers Can't Live Without near your front door , Think Vintage for Your Garden on your way out and another weed , Watering and Tending to Your Bamboo Plant Correctly on the way in. Plant , Rose Gardening: Water, Sun and Shade parsley in your kitchen door , How to Create a Zen Garden herb garden , Choosing Healthy Plants for Your while your toast is toasting and the coffee is dripping.

Buy and plant , The World of Herbs 3 packs of flowers , Care and Repair of Garden Tools instead of a whole flat. , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without Take a nice aerobic walk around your yard, , How to Create a Zen Garden stopping at a different container for 5 minutes "conversation" with your plants , Patio Umbrella Covers on each cycle, then go back inside , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn and plop on the recliner. You'll be amazed at how much gets done in these mini-work sessions. Your heart will love you, too.

Remember, one of the nice things about flowers , A Guide To Landscape Bridges is they don't have anything to prove. We can all learn a lesson from them.
This article courtesy of http://agelessaging.com. You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact.

add your link
addyour link
add your link to our site


What's Inside bullet1
Who Sells Flower Bulbs? - Flower bulbs , Garden Swings Create an Enchanted Garden Setting offer some of the most distinctive, unusual flowers , A Choice New Hydrangea With Variegated Foliage around. Gladioli, lilies, crocus, lilac, daylilies… all are instantly recognizable. When it comes time to buy flower , Creative Ideas For Beautiful Garden Art bulbs, however, many people are at a loss. Who sells flower , Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power bulbs...

FREE: How You Can Make a Hypertufa Flowerpot - Try this Tufa mix when you do this project.* 1 part cement * 1 part sand * 1 part colored aquarium gravel * 2 parts peat moss or potting mix. (be sure the potting mix has no fertilizer) * enough water , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job to make a heavy st...

Order Flowers Online - The most important aspect of wanting to send someone flowers , All About Hybrid Tea Roses from an online florist , Flower Bulbs: Nature's Greatest Gift is the ordering. As a customer you first need to do your homework and find out which site is safe , Teak Garden Benches and uses up-to-date security , How to Water Your Houseplants Wisely measures to protect your privacy and...

Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio - Imagine that you want to stay warm in your backyard , Landscaping Tips on a cool, starry night. One of the ways you can do so is to invest in a clay or cast iron chiminea. A chiminea is nothing more than the modern version of a traditional Mexican outdoor , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner fireplac...

Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum - Known as common garden , Maintaining Water Quality in a Pond chives, Allium schoenoprasum, can be grown indoors , Garden Etiquette - How To Act When In Another's Garden and out. Chives are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. They are grown for the flavour of their leaves, which is reminiscent of onion, although much milder....

Cultivating Plants In Your Garden...What To Watch Out For - There are so many plants , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good available for you to choose from that it’s hard to know where to start. Are you looking for house plants, , Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs tropical plants , When to Vegetaibles or some beautiful garden , The Ultimate Magic plants? Green plants , When to Vegetaibles are not only beautiful , US Flags to look at they also provide a...

Wrought Iron Garden Benches - Wrought iron is a material that refers to both a type of metal , Ornamental Aluminum Fences and also to a process of formation of the metal. , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property It is actually a variety of iron which has additives that make it twistable at a low corrosion rate. This decorative iron is used in cr...

Garden Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape - For centuries, individuals have enjoyed the elegance and splendor of the garden , Landscape Photography & Painting gazebo. A garden , Easiest Homemade Hydroponics System gazebo is a great way to add a vantage point to look out upon your garden. , Want to Build a Pond? It also adds a peaceful place , Hills and Holes: Not Part of Your Landscaping Design? from which you can really enjoy your life, an...

Homemade Hydroponics System Plan - Building your own water , Manage Algae works system is quite simple and can be fun, if you know how to , Types of Annuals in the Garden - Tender, Hardy and Half-Hardy follow instructions. This particular type of system is best suited for water , Backyard Landscape Plan - Think About Your Family's Lifestyle First loving plants , Manage Algae such as lettuce. Only a few items are required to get you up...

Seasonal Gardening




© 2007 mygarden.net.au Gardening | Landscaping | Climate Change | Home Improvement | How To DIY | Home Garden | Interior Design | Home Security | Home Finance | Forum | DIY | Add Your Link