Thank God for gardening equipment for the disabled, so many people with limitations could not grow flowers and vegetables otherwise. I am sure we are going to find merchandise that is brand new to us, but this will benefit us to learn what is new we can use to continue our passion. The first thing to do is to find out where we can purchase these products, and then what is available for us to use? Sign up for my Free Article Alerts Notifications, you will receive a link to my new blog posts every time one is published.
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Where To Shop?
The first thing I want to do is provide you where to shop, I think this is very important for you to know. Why would I want you to be surfing all over the internet searching for the best deals, so instead I am going to do the searching for you.
- Gardeners Edge
- Gardners Supply
- Health Products For You
- Northern Tool
- Garden Greenly
These are the specialty stores that supply this type of merchandise, so if you are having difficulty finding something at your favorite stores these might be your next best place to check?
Before I ever purchase from any of the stores in the list above, I always check the budget-friendly ones first. If you are able to find what you are shopping for, you often will be able to purchase them here for a much better price. Here are the places I always check first, and I suggest you do the same to save money.
- Home Depot
Now we have some resources to add to our list, so our next step is to see what is available that might benefit our needs? Everyone is different, and only you know what you need to continue your gardening passion.
The First And Most Important Thing I Need?
Being disabled I know my first product for my apartment balcony is a raised garden bed, I am not alone when it comes to stooping and standing back up to be a hazard to my health. This is my first gardening equipment purchase on my list, so let us go shopping for raised garden beds.
This is a very simple, but effective raised bed. You can purchase this at Costway for only $49.95, and this is a really good deal considering the original price is $69.99 For someone on a budget this is an option to consider, but for me, that still would be much too low. Let us see what else this store might have for us, and if we have to we can always shop around?
Now, this is more what I had in mind for myself, and this would fit beautifully on my balcony I hope? So I now need to learn more about this raised bed to see if it is right for me, let us learn about this right now.
Original Price $187.99
Sale Price $139.95 + Free Shipping
If my math is correct I am receiving 26% off, so even though the price is a bit high for my budget I am seriously thinking this might be perfect for me? I need to learn even more, and especially if it is going to fit on my balcony or not?
- Color: Natural
- Material: Fir wood
- Overall size: 47″ x 22.5″ x 35.5″ (L x W x H)
- Inner planter size: 44″ x 20″ x 11″ (L x W x H)
- Product weight: 28 lbs
- Weight capacity: 66 lbs
- Package include:
- 1 x Garden planter
- 1 x Instruction
Awesome this will fit perfectly for where I had in mind to do my gardening, so that is one fewer problem I need to be concerned about. I am interested now in the features of this raised garden bed, let us read more about this product.
- More than enough room for my gardening needs
- The bottom shelf will be perfect for my flower pots and topsoil
- Over 30 inches in height will be less strain on my back and legs
- Durable and long-lasting made from cedar
- Easy to assemble is a plus for me
- Drainage hole to prevent my plant roots from rotting
I really am partial to this raised bed, and there are less expensive ones available. Those are not nearly as nice as this one, and they lack many of the features that I need and want. Now I have my raised bed chosen, and I will go through the checkout while it is on sale.
Gardening Tools For The Disabled
I am extremely happy with my purchase of the raised garden bed from Costway, and for my first time being in their store, I found it a very pleasant experience. Easy to navigate to find what I was looking for, and a nice variety of choices on sale to save me money. Once I am ready for my next purchase, I will be checking them out first. So what else might someone with limitations need to garden?
- Radius Ergonomic Weeder
- Ergonomic Pruning Shears
- Ergonomic Garden Hose
- Bear Paws Cultivator
- Garden Cart
- Garden Tool Apron
These are possibilities for the future, since I have ordered my raised garden bed I don’t need too much more. I can do without a cultivator, and I don’t have any use for any of the yard tools. Depending on what I decide to grow in my new garden, I might only need to order a few of the tools above?
For someone with a yard, this garden cart would be awesome, but for me, it really would not be necessary. I am going to pass on this even though I do really like it very much, so the only thing I might invest in is some of the ergonomic garden tools later on.
How Gardening Benefits The Disabled?
Even if you are in a wheelchair you are able to start gardening, so there really is no excuse for anyone not to give this hobby a try? I experience low energy, and so I just do a little each day. If I didn’t do this, I would be doing very little throughout my day. I have found this to provide me many benefits, and you might experience some of the same if you give it a chance?
- Even an hour or so a day provides you at the least moderate physical exercise, so if you are not active this is the perfect hobby on a balcony or patio.
- I have experienced less anxiety simply from growing a few vegetables and flowers, and I have not been depressed for several years since starting this as a hobby. The mental health benefits alone are worth the small investment, you can do as I am and start out small.
- Medical professionals through studies have found this to provide their patients holistic benefits, and they highly recommend this as a type of therapy for many of their patients.
- Improves your motor skills and also your cognitive functioning
After only a short time of gardening, I feel so much better physically and emotionally. Being limited with what I am able to do, I become bored doing the same things day after day. Gardening I do year-round now, and I have noticed such a difference in my health simply by adding this to my daily life.
Gardening Resources You Should Visit
I have a few horticultural therapy resources you really should visit, they will improve your mood and possibly even inspire you to give this type of therapy a try. I know it has made a dramatic change in my life, and it just might do the same for you?
- American Horticultural Therapy Association
- Taking Charge of your Health Wellbeing
- Therapeutic Horticulture Therapy
I just read that one of the best types of gardening is growing a bonsai tree, so I am considering shopping for one of these for in my apartment. You can put them out on your balcony or patio during the summer, and here is what the article shared the benefits are?
- Natural Stress Relief
- Provides peace within you from caring and nurturing your plant
- People who grow bonsai plants are more patient than those that don’t
- These naturally clean and purify the air in your apartment or home
- Is believed to help prevent colds
- Fights fatigue which is common among the disabled
- Eases your sore throats and coughing
- Improves your self-esteem and confidence
I plan as soon as I have the time to start searching for where to buy bonsai trees online, if I am going to invest in one I want to be sure it is healthy. Many of the ones in the stores might be diseased, and for the price of them, I am not sure they are going to grow for me?
Gardening Is A Great Hobby For Everyone
When you have limitations you just need to research how to overcome them, and today there are so many amazing products made especially for people like you and me. Don’t give up the things you love before you do everything within your power to find a way to enjoy them again, and that is the purpose of Just Ask For Help. Keep reading to be inspired and motivated, and together we will learn to love life once again.