Gardening Gloves: Your Hand Protection

Gardening Gloves: Your Hand Protection
by Marci of Mossy Oaks Nursery

After a hard days work using your garden gloves to protect your hands you can enjoy the relaxation of your beautiful garden, while you take in the aromatic smell of your flowers and pick your herbs and vegetables.

As a beginning gardener, make sure that you choose the right gloves, because they can be the most important thing that you have. Here are a few tips that can make purchasing your gloves a less difficult task.

You should always try to get a good quality leather pair of gloves that will last you a long time. Gloves get a hard workout. A pair of good general purpose gardening gloves will be great for what ever task you put them to. The ones with the cloth backing allow you to work in your garden, comfortably keeping your hands cool at the same time.

Your rose bushes are another thing that you need to protect your hands from when you’re pruning. The thorns can tear up your hands and also your arms up so get a pair of leather gloves with gauntlets that reach to your elbows for protection.

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Unless you’re gardening, totally organically and totally pesticide free you’ll need a pair of neoprene gloves to protect your hands from chemicals and pesticides. Don’t just go to the grocery store and buy the latex gloves, though they won’t protect you.

Leather gloves don’t work very well in your garden after a rain while it is wet and muddy. You’ll need to pick out a well fitting cotton lined rubber glove for the purpose of working in the wet slippery mud.

In the winter time, if you’re working in your garden setting out seedlings. You fingers get cold to the bone. You need to protect them from the cold, but you can’t wear full fingered gloves because you might mash your seedlings to pieces. You need to use a pair of gloves that are fingerless. This way, you can keep your hands warm, and not slow down your job.

The last tip I will give you is, make sure that your gloves fit well. You need to protect your hands from blisters, mud, dirt, and cold and a good quality pair of well fitting gloves will do just that.

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