Gardening and the Risks of Age

Whilst gardening is an activity that can is undertaken by people of all ages, there is no getting away from the fact that it tends to be older people who are the primary demographic engaged in the activity.

Whilst age should not be a barrier to doing anything, there are certain risks posed by a garden that need to be taken into account.

The sands of time wait for no man, and as a result, an industry of specialist garden tools and equipment has sprung up, to cater for those who want to keep on gardening. This includes innovations such as raised flower beds, ergonomic spades and spring loaded gardening tools.

These aids are designed with people with bad backs, arthritic hands and creaking knees in mind. Safeguarding the primary demographic has become one of the gardening industry’s top targets.

This will be music to the ears of ageing gardening enthusiasts everywhere.

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