Spring is here. With spring comes new growth. For those that garden, it’s time to get back into it. However, as with most things, age can present new problems. Below are some tips to make gardening a bit easier.

Invest in raised beds. These raised beds can help save the back from exertion by keeping people from bending over as much. Tall raised beds make things like weeding, seeding, and harvesting easier.

Vertical gardening is also a good idea. Growing crops that can be grown upwards, such as anything that comes off a vine, can have the same benefits to people that raised beds have.

Keep proper posture when kneeling or squatting. When squatting, your heels should not lift off the ground. This creates extra strain on ligaments. If that position isn’t possible, try kneeling with just one knee down instead.

Work in the mornings and evenings when it’s cooler. This will cut down on the chances of heat stroke or exhaustion.

Gardening can be a relaxing and rewarding pastime for retirees. Keeping tips like these in mind can help keep it that way.

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