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Why you Need Gardening Gloves

By on July 28, 2020 in Backyard Gear, Gardening with 0 Comments

One of the best things about gardening is feeling warm, moist dirt in your bare hands.  Anyone that starts out gardening find that you will often end up with blistered, chapped, and scraped skin. The simplest solution to this problem is decent quality set of gardening gloves.

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How to choose the right pair of gardening gloves

If you spend a lot of time getting down and dirty in the garden, the more you’ll need gardening gloves.

Digging in the dirt, handling all types of tools, and greenery can cause lots of damage to your hands. So a decent set of gardening gloves will be able to ease some of the pain you would otherwise be subject to.  Which means you spend even more time playing in the dirt.

What type of gloves?

There are hundreds of different types of gloves on the market.  The kind of gardening glove you buy depends on the way you garden.

Some gloves offer protection against specific substances or things, for example, leather gloves are not the best for working with chemicals or water.

Many gardening gloves are specialized for pruning thorns, refilling gasoline tanks, or using a chain saw.

While others are for general tasks such as raking, digging, and weeding.

Take a look at your backyard and decide what type best suits your needs.

Get the right fitting gloves

After choosing the type of gardening glove you need, you must make sure and pick out the perfect fit. Gloves that are too big have a tendency to slip off while gloves that are too small could cause aches and cramps.

Any glove that doesn’t fit could defeat the whole purpose of wearing gloves and cause blistering.

To find a glove with the best fit possible, try the gloves on both hands, make a fist, and imitate the movements you make when gardening.

If there is no pinching or slipping and the glove is comfortable then you have found your match.

Where should you buy your gardening gloves

Gardening gloves can be bought in many places and are produced by many companies, causing them all to have a different quality and price.

We buy ours through Amazon, then have them delivered.

Washing and what type of glove

Most gloves can be washed in cool water and then air-dried.

There are many different types of gloves you can purchase to satisfy your varying needs, such as cotton and cotton-polyester for general-purpose chores.

These are among the most popular gloves and are perfect for light chores in cool and dry weather.

Leather gloves can also be used for general chores but are heavier than cotton and polyester.

Chemical resistant gloves will help protect your hands against oils, acids, herbicides, pesticides, and many other chemicals. Grip enhancing gloves are designed with rubber dots for extra gripping power.

Cut and puncture-resistant gloves are designed to offer extra protection against sharp edges

If you are the type person that only wears gloves as an optional luxury for various tasks, you should think seriously for using specialized gardening gloves for many of the activities you will be doing outside.

There is really no reason not to wear gardening gloves; they protect your hands from the elements and don’t even cost all that much.

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About the Author: Michael Wuze is a regular content contributor to Living Out The Back, which was started as a way to share the best of what life has to offer outside your home. The backyard is the one area so many people don't enjoy that we want to help you with. Everyone should enjoy their backyard. .

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