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Adjusting handle length according to your height and the application

Adjusting handle length according to your height and the application

Gardeners frequently complain of back pain, but it can easily be avoided with the right equipment and the correct posture. Ensuring the handle of your tools is a sufficient length enables you to work in as upright a position as possible. This also helps with pulling movements, such as raking. When chopping, by contrast, the handle should be as short as possible to ensure the force applied is used more effectively. 

When performing tasks that involve reaching up high, such as cutting branches or cleaning the gutters, a telescopic handle can make things easier. This has the advantage that the work can be carried out safely from the ground.

Expert tip

A raised bed can easily be tended to in a standing or sitting position. It also protects the plants from unwanted pests such as snails if surrounded by a repellent barrier System.

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