Looking after yourself when you’re doing garden maintenance in Wimbledon
Perhaps one of the best way to make sure that you don’t come away with a gardening injury is to contact Town and Country Gardens so that we can take care of your garden maintenance in Wimbledon. Very few people ever get hurt lying in a deckchair and enjoying a well-maintained garden.
However, if, like many people, you want to feel the soil with your fingers and take part in what’s going on in your outdoor space, Town and Country Gardens want to make sure that you are safe so we’ve put together this guide to preventing the common gardening injuries. We want you to be fit and well when we come along to help you with your garden maintenance in Wimbledon.
As the team at Town and Country Gardens do garden maintenance in Wimbledon for a living, we’re really aware of the strain that can result from poor posture when you’re in the same position for long periods of time.
There are ways that you can support good posture when you are gardening. For example, ensure that your potting bench is the right height so you don’t need to be bent over when you are planting and replanting.
Lift with your knees, not your back. It can be really tempting to automatically bend over and grab those wheelbarrow handles but, if you’re not paying attention, this can lead to a strain that can stop you gardening altogether for a while.
Treat yourself to the equipment that’s going to make you comfortable and safe in the garden. These are just some of the items Town and Country Gardens recommend:
- Get the right gardening gloves for the task at hand to protect your fingers when you’re pruning and clearing;
- Use a kneeler if you’re going to be weeding or planting for long periods of time;
- Wear a sunhat in the garden when the weather is warm. It’s easy to get engrossed in what you are doing and not notice the slow march towards sunburn and sunstroke;
Consider a lightweight mower. If you still want to mow the lawn regularly but find it a physical strain, you can get a lightweight mower to help you out.