The Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors
How to Maintain A Beautiful Outside Space With Ease and Safety in Later Years : Accessible Step-by-step Techniques and Advice, From Planning and Equipment to Planting and MaintenanceBook - 2011
This ground-breaking new book shows how easy it is for seniors to carry on gardening, into and way beyond retirement. It looks at different kinds of homes and the gardens they provide, assessing the location, local climate and soil type and evaluating problems such as arthritis and loss of balance. The book also outlines the importance of taking care of your body, summarizing the safety issues, what to wear, warm-up exercises and equipment to make the garden easy to access for unsteady feet or wheelchairs. Included is a directory that profiles the many planting choices available, each with a difficulty rating and a hardiness category. Gardening for Seniors is packed with projects, garden plans and step-by-step sequences. It will appeal to active gardeners in their early retirement through to those with more limited abilities, showing how, by adapting garden activities and the tools employed, the joy of gardening will remain undiminished. - A fresh and inspiring new guide to gardening forthose on their more advanced years, from activeretirees to those with more limited abilities - Essential reading for anyone who wants to enjoytheir garden forever, as well as those that want togive an enjoyment of the garden to enrich the livesof less able seniors in their care - Accessible step-by-step techniques and advice, from planning and equipment to planting andmaintenance, with over 900 instructional andinspirational photographs - Presents a range of special equipment to helpgardeners with a variety of conditions, includinghypertension, arthritis, balance and back problems - Packed with projects designed for older gardeners, this unique volume reveals how you can adaptgarden activities to ensure the joy of gardeningremains undiminished
Publisher: Wigston [England] : Lorenz Books, c2011.
Branch Call Number: 635.0846 Cas
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
Alternative Title: Gardening for seniors