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Helping People With Mobility To Keep A Garden

When it comes to gardening our first thoughts are hard manual labour involving hours of digging borders, weeding at a low level and pruning high trees. Activities that are extremely difficult, if not impossible for people with mobility restrictions.

When thinking of adapting a garden, the use of winding pathways will give the garden level safe surfaces.

Building brick-built raised borders at waist height will help wheelchair users enjoy and take part in gardening with weeds in easy reach. These are also useful for people with back or balance issues.

Using hanging baskets and window boxes also make for attractive additions. 

If weeding is difficult a tropical feeling garden with gravel a strategically placed palms and cordylines that need minimal care will give a garden greenery without needing pruning. 

Some clever solar lighting will also add a nice touch for summer evenings or for looking out onto during the evening.