1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

The Importance of Ergonomic Lawn and Garden Tools

How Ergonomic Tools Help with Your Lawn Care, Gardening and Landscaping Needs

By

A good tool helps you in so many ways. And there are many benefits to ergonomics. So when you have a good ergonomic tool you reap twice the benefit and get some synergy to boot.

Investing in a good ergonomic garden or landscaping tool provides a return in health, functionality and enjoyment of your outside jobs. Whether a weekend gardener, a lawn caring homeowner or a professional landscaper; having the right tool for the job is always worth it.

1. Reduce Chance of Injury

Radius Pro Off Grip
Chris Adams, copyright 2008, Licensed to About.com
A good ergonomic landscaping tool, if properly used, will reduce your chance of developing a repetitive stress injury or suffering from an acute trauma. The tool should let you work in a good posture without excessive leaning or twisting and it should not require excessive force to use, thereby reducing back and shoulder injuries. It should also let you work while maintaining a natural wrist position to increase your strength and control while reducing the chance of wrist injury.

2. Complete More Work in Less Time

A good ergonomic garden/landscaping tool will increase your efficiency. As such you can get more work done in less time or with less effort. You could either dig that ditch in half the time or with less sweat and elbow grease or both.

3. Increase Your Capabilities

Having the right landscaping tool will increase your capabilities. You can dig more, trim trees higher or get the weeds out of that flower bed without disturbing any of the important plants.

4. Have More Fun

By simplifying the tasks, allowing you to get more done in less time and easing the strain on your body, a good ergonomic garden/landscaping tool can increase your enjoyment of your outside activities. At the very least they will be less frustrating if not actually fun.
  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Ergonomics at Home
  5. Lawn & Garden
  6. The Importance of Ergonomic Lawn and Garden Tools - How Ergonomic Tools Help with Your Lawn Care, Gardening and Landscaping Needs

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.