2009/03/26

To Be a Fashion Gardener

When we are doing gardening things, clothes are an important tool to protect ourselves in the garden. Here are some simple but effective solutions to various gardening hazards:

1. Starting from the top, you need to protect your head. Body heat escapes through the head, and in the cold weather, a warm hat should be worn. Knit yourself a 'gardening crazy' hat or buy a simple woollen hat on the high street.

And in the summer, even more attention should be paid to the head. The sun's rays are not only hot but they actually burn you. We all know this, but how easy it is to forget when you want to soak up the sun after months of grey or cold weather. Invest in a cool sunhat. Not only will it help protect you from sunstroke, it will also protect against the drying out of your hair and skin.

2. Keep one old comfortable jacket or short coat, preferably with fairly large pockets, especially for the garden. When you're working, you won't need to worry about dirty marks. Leave them there, it's all part of the gardener's designer uniform!

3. Suitable trousers. Again, keep a couple of old pairs especially for gardening. Wear heavy duty jeans for heavy duty work. A good waterproof pair are handy in damp climates. In fact, in damp climates, a whole waterproof gardening suit is invaluable. There is always planting to do in the rain, and a waterproof hat, jacket and trousers tucked in a pair of boots will keep you nice and dry!

4. Protect your hands. For light work, potting on or pinching out tomato plants, a disposable plastic pair of gloves or a pair of kitchen rubber gloves will be enough. For heavier work - pruning roses, weeding thistles and nettles, wear heavy duty gardening gloves, or your hands will suffer.

General-purpose glove for performing a variety of tasks around the home and garden. They offer good comfort and breathability. Quilted style is good for heavy, multi-purpose applications and added heat protection. Chore gloves are for general purpose work. Some gloves may be marketed for specific tasks, such as garden gloves with patterns or designs to attract certain types of buyers. May be cotton or cotton / polyester blend, canvas, jersey or terrycloth. Often has a knit wrist. Some styles may have PVC dots to improve gripping ability and durability.

The target that we want to achive is beautifing our gardens while to be a fashion gardener. The above 4 garden fashion tips will make your life a lot more comfortable, and safer.

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