More Reasons For Wearing Gardening Gloves
In a recent post I talked about the importance of wearing gardening gloves as protection against tetanus - a most compelling reason in itself. Just in case that wasn’t persuasive enough, I thought I’d give you a few more good reasons and tell you about my favorite gardening gloves.
Gardening gloves offer protection against:
- slivers from wood mulch, shovels with wood handles, and other wooden-handled garden tools and implements such as rakes, cultivators and wheelbarrows
- thorns from roses or prickly shrubs such as barberry, hawthorn, firethorn, and some junipers
- dry skin from handling soil ( I find that soil sucks all the moisture out of my hands leaving them very dry and chapped)
- allergic reactions (contact with many coniferous trees and shrubs causes my skin to break out in a hot, itchy rash)