f2富二代短视频app Safeguard your hands when working outdoors by following these tips for choosing the right gloves for the job.

By Susan Appleget Hurst
Updated April 21, 2020
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It doesn’t take long for outdoor work to take a toll on your hands, but wearing gloves will reduce damage and help you enjoy planting, pruning, and harvesting more. Investing in more than one style of glove that fits well and holds up to the task at hand (no pun intended) means that you’ll be comfortable longer and reduce the risk of injury or exposure to infection-causing pathogens. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, garden gloves can also help protect your hands from plants like stinging nettlef2富二代短视频app that can irritate skin.

Durability is important, but perhaps even more important is the fit of your garden gloves. If they're too big or fit loosely, you won't have the dexterity you need, and gripping toolsf2富二代短视频app and plants properly could be tricky. They should also have a snug or adjustable cuff to keep soil and debris from falling inside the glove. Gloves should fit snugly, but if they're too tight, they'll limit your movements and wear out more quickly.

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Best Gloves for Planting, Weeding, and Harvesting

Some garden tasks require the ability to feel textures or be able to grip small seeds or delicate plants carefully. Gloves that are thin, snug, and flexible work best for these activities. Stretchable synthetic that are partially dipped in nitrile are perfect for general gardening tasks and can be washed and line-dried when necessary.

Test Garden Tip:f2富二代短视频app Lightweight yet durable, nitrile-dipped gloves usually come in a variety of colors and are inexpensive so you can keep several pairs on hand for whenever you need them.

f2富二代短视频app or are also a great choice, and generally last well over more than one season. Lightweight cotton fabrics, although inexpensive, can quickly get soggy while going about your garden tasks, and don’t hold up well over time.

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Best Gloves for Digging and Working with Stones or Pavers

If you’re planning to lay a patio or edge a bed with bricks or stones you’ll need garden gloves that offer extra protection for your fingertips. You’ll also need gloves that aren’t quickly worn by rough hardscape materials or gravel. Fit is important here, but you’ll have to give up a little bit of dexterity to gain important durability and protection. Look for gloves that offer extra protection for knuckles, fingertips, and palms and that have adjustable or snug elastic wrists. Leather or synthetic leather  will work well for these tasks.

Best Gloves for Pruning and Working with Thorny Plants

Even if you don’t grow roses, you may need a pair of when pruning or weeding out thorny plants. These are gloves that include a long cuff that protects most of your forearm. Some rose gauntlets have reinforced palms or fingertips, but if the gauntlet is lightweight goatskin or fabric you’ll probably come away with scratches. It’s worth it to make sure the glove material is tough enough to resist punctures.

Best Gloves for Pesticide Application

Applying chemicals to your gardenf2富二代短视频app and yard, even if they are considered fairly safe, means you’ll need protective gear. Gloves that are non-absorbent are key to safe pesticide and herbicide application. Look for latex or  or  that protect the back of your hand as well as the palm.

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