Less Pain, More Gain: Ergonomics in the Garden

Merriam-Webster defines Ergonomics as: an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Experts in the field of field of Ergonomics strive to design and produce items that better match the capabilities, limitations and needs of the people who use them. The result is a safer product that causes less fatigue and stress on the body.

Before purchasing the tools required to perform your garden chores it is best to choose those that fit the job and you. Repetitive gardening activities can put you at risk for Carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Listen to your body, if a movement hurts change what you are doing and the tools you are using.

Ergonomic garden tools will help you accomplish your garden tasks with greater efficiency and reduced effort, force, leaning or twisting. With the correct tools you will be able to dig, trim and cut more, in less time, with less effort and more gardening enjoyment.

Ask one of our employees for their assistance in making your garden equipment choices. We carry a wide selection of ergonomic garden tools and are happy to help you choose the right device, size and style for you to accomplish our gardening chore safely and pain free.

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