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Easier Gardening for Seniors

Learn about the benefits of raised beds and vertical gardening, the proper way to kneel and to bend, and how to position your hand when pruning to avoid wrist stress.

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work close to the ground without injuring yourself
Photo 4 of 6If you don't have a kneeler stool, there are other ways to work close to the ground without injuring yourself.

How to Kneel(4 of 6)

When you squat down in the garden to weed or do other chores, never let your heels lift up off the ground: that puts a strain on your ligaments. Instead, keep your heels on the ground. If that's not comfortable, try kneeling with just one knee down.

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