6 Gardening Tools For Wheelchair Users

Gardening shovel in the soil in front of green leaves

If you're an avid gardener you're always trying to find new ways to make it easier to weed, plant, water, and harvest. Here are some of the best gardening tools for wheelchair users so you can have a flourishing garden without straining your body.

These gadgets aren't just practical, they'll help you take your garden beds, pots, and lawn to a completely new level.

1. Lawn Edging Sheers with Telescopic Handle

Edging the lawn is necessary when you're dealing with garden beds that are dug into the ground. You need to keep the grass out of your garden, but it can be tough on your back to be bending over to use normal sheers. Luckily, you can get edging sheers with an adjustable telescopic handle so most of the hard work is done for you. You'll find that telescopic handles are an important part of adaptive gardening tools for wheelchair users.

2. Adapted Garden Spray

This adapted garden spray will allow you to easily water your garden. The 1.3-gallon tank attaches to your wheelchair and has a telescopic wand with a nozzle that has multiple spray patterns. You can get to every nook and cranny of your garden with this, so you'll never have to worry about certain plants drying up.

3. Long Handle Pruner

Pruning is another crucial part of gardening but one that usually requires you to get your hands dirty. With a long handle pruner, you'll be able to remove all of the leaves, branches, and buds that are dead and preventing your plants from flourishing. It might take a little while to become precise with this tool, but once you do, your back and hands will thank you.

4. Collapsible Garden Bucket

When you're doing things like pruning or weeding, you need a bucket for all the refuse. For someone in a wheelchair, carrying around a large bucket can be a bit cumbersome.

A collapsible garden bucket is easier to transport and takes up less room on your chair. When you're done, collapse it down for easy storage and carry your clippings to your compost.

5. Long Handle Fork and Spade

Your most-used gardening tools will be your fork and spade to turn the soil and dig holes to plant seeds or repot. You can get both of these tools with longer handles so that you don't have to move your body as much. They won't be able to handle as much as their smaller counterparts, but they'll be perfect for light digging.

6. Raised Planter or Raise Garden Beds

Many gardeners opt for raised beds and pot planting rather than doing it right in the ground. It's much easier on your body because you can get planters that are at the perfect level so you're never bending over. The Ehlo Grow Table is a great option for raised-bed planting because they're durable and affordable. 

Finding New Gardening Tools for Wheelchair Users

Finding great gardening tools for wheelchair users has been difficult in the past, but people of all physical abilities should be able to spend time working in the garden. Purchase some of these adaptive gardening tools for disabled gardeners and you'll see how much easier gardening can be.

Visit us at BraunAbility to find more information and products for wheelchair users.

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