10 Best Ergonomic Gardening Tools

October 10, 2022 by

ergonomic gardening tools for seniors

Ergonomic gardening tools for seniors and folks with disabilities can make planting bulbs, weeding, pruning, and general gardening much easier on the joints. And they make great holiday gifts! Here are some of our faves:

garden claw gloves
Garden Claw Gloves
They let you plant and dig at the same time. The orange and black ones double as scary Halloween attire, but they’re available in a variety of colors.


garden kneeling seat and pad

Garden Kneeler and Seat With Soft Kneeling Pad
Protect the knees and back while gardening. Equipped with two large tool pouches, this compact kneeler’s seat holds up to 330lbs but is easy to carry and folds up for storage. Bonus: Use it as a seat when it’s standing upright or as a kneeler when flipped over.


garden rocker seat

Garden Rocker Comfort Seat
This lightweight, durable, and gardening seat features a rocking base and a contoured, height-adjustable, and foam-cushioned seat to support the body while twisting and turning to reduce strain on the knees and back. Its cushion doubles as a cover with pockets convenient for stashing tools and more.


rolling gardening chair and cart

Rolling Gardening Chair and Cart with Wheels
With a seat height range of 16.5″ to 22″, a steel wire basket on the side for tools, and a plastic tray underneath for stashing tools and supplies under the seat, this rolling swivel garden cart helps alleviate back strain while rolling through gardening tasks with ease. Engineered to last, it features pneumatic tires and a heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame and steering handle.


fiskars ergonomic gardening tools set

Ergonomic Garden Tools Set
These ergonomically designed set of garden tools are ideal for digging, loosening soil, aerating, planting, weeding and more. With cast aluminum heads that resist rust and cut through tough turf, the set includes one trowel, transplanter, and cultivator designed to reduce hand and wrist fatigue.


stand-up weeder

Stand Up Weeder Hand Tool
With a pointed three-claw design suitable for different soil types, this 39” tall handle lets you pull up weeds without bending over or kneeling. The foot pedal enables you to put enough force on the extractor to penetrate the ground and grab the whole weed, including the roots and its 2.75” steel teeth are long enough to uproot the weeds.

fiskars ergonominc claw weeder

Four-Claw Weeder and Scratch Tool Garden Weeder
Ergonomically designed to reduce hand and wrist fatigue, this lightweight weeder has four serrated, stainless steel claws to firmly grab weeds and roots with ease. It’s got an integrated viewing window that allows you to see weeds while standing.


accessible garden bed

Accessible Garden Bed
Designed specifically for those with mobility restrictions, this 22” high garden bed system is wheelchair accessible. Adaptive, intuitive, and easy to configure, the modular garden beds are simple to build, customize and maintain with boards that easily slide into posts with no need for screws or tools.

collapsible folding garden cart

Collapsible Folding Wagon
This collapsible wagon may have a heavy-duty and durable iron frame, but it’s pretty lightweight too at just 25 pounds. Anti-oxidation and corrosion-resistant, it can hold up to a hefty 220 lbs. and rolls smoothly over mud, grass, bumps, and curbs. Four-wheel detachable wheels save storage space and best of all, it can be set up in 10 seconds.

gardening for seniors book

Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors
Packed with projects, garden plans, and step-by-step sequences, this book covers different scenarios, assessing the location, local climate, and soil type while addressing problems such as arthritis and loss of balance. With a directory of many available planting choices, each with a difficulty rating and a hardiness category, the book also summarizes safety issues, what to wear, warm-up exercises, and equipment to make the garden easy to access for unsteady feet or wheelchairs.


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