|Tuesday Products: Garden Gloves|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Tuesday, 28 August 2012|
Whether you're a professional gardener or garden just for the fun of it, a good pair--or two--of gardening gloves is essential. Garden gloves protect your hands from the elements as well as soil, thorns, chemicals, sharp or angular tools, and while you're puling up those pesky weeds.
It's important that gardening gloves fit properly, are comfortable, allows tactile sensation, and for some, look attractive. And, while it is possible to own just one pair of garden gloves, many people often own two or three pairs depending on what activity they're attending to. For instance, if you're pruning rose bushes it's prudent to wear a pair of heavier duty gloves than if you're doing light gardening chores like watering.
Cotton gloves are inexpensive and fine light gardening, but the downside is that they usually don't fit very well and may be slippery when handling garden tools. All purpose gardening gloves for general gardening chores are made from leather or synthetic suede like these Ultimate Garden Gloves from West Country Gardener, or leather. When handling water or chemicals, garden gloves made from rubber material are your best bet. When dealing with roses, look for garden gloves that will protect your hands from thorns.
Photo source: www.goldleaf-gloves.com