17 Tools for Accessible Gardening

These tools for the physically challenged gardener make a beloved pastime easier to handle.
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Ergo-Action Bypass Pruner

The contoured handles of this pruner from Corona Tools have comfortable non-slip grips and the angled pruning head reduces hand strsss. The forged steel blade is resharpenable and designed for long term service. 

Spade Support

If you have arthritis or can only use one arm to garden, this Robo Handle extension will provide the support you need without having to bend your wrist. 

Contour Nubbed Grip

Based on the design of bicycle grips, this spade fitted with a vinyl contour nubbed grip from Gripworks offers comfort and solid support for your fingers and is available in a variety of bright, vibrant colors.

Backsaver Grip

An ergonomically designed handle allows you to work with ease using rakes, snow shovels, push brooms, tree trimmers and more in this BackSaver Grip. It fits any long handled tool and allows you to garden in an upright position without bending.

PowerGear Pruner

Cut through tough stems and branches that most standard pruners couldn't lop off with this tool that multiplies leverage to give you up to three times more power on every cut. The contoured, rolling handle fits the shape and natural motion of your hand to reduce hand fatigue.

Cut and Hold Functionality

An overall length of 46 inches allows users of this long reach pruner to access areas that are inaccessible with other tools. The cut and hold feature gives you the freedom to hold your cutting until you release it plus the adjustable foam grip provides balance and ease of use.

Extend That Sweeper

If you need to upgrade your sweeper to a model with a longer reach, you don't have to buy a new one. You can simply adapt your current tool with a Robo Handle from disABILITY Work Tools. 

Forged Dual Cut Bypass Lopper

Comfortable handles with contoured soft grips to fit any hand make this bypass lopper from Cortona ideal for gardeners who suffer from hand fatigue. It is also lightweight and the blade and hook design deliver enhanced cutting power.

Weed and Root Remover

You can remove dandelions, thistles and other invasive weeds without kneeling or bending with this long handle tool from Fiskars. The stainless steel claws firmly grab weeds and roots with little effort on the user's part and a foot platform makes it easy to step down and maximize force to penetrate hard surfaces. 

Extendable Rake

The strong, lightweight steel handle of this Corona rake adjusts from 18 inches to 32 inches for extra reach and is fitted with soft textured grips.

Tool Foam Grips

These garden tools are much easier to handle with custom foam grips from Gripworks which are available in various densities and materials depending on your preference.

2 in 1 Tool

Weeding and hoeing can be some of the more strenuous activities a gardener performs in the garden but this cast aluminum 2 in 1 tool from Corona makes it easy and comfortable thanks to the lightweight design and ergonomic hand grip.

Chainsaw Helper

If you have a dislocated shoulder or other shoulder injuries, the easy lift harness is an ideal support device for power tools such as a line or hedge trimmer or chainsaw.

Arthritis Friendly

The Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip, which is commended by the Arthritis Foundation, is designed for deadheading, shaping and trimming plants and has precision ground stainless steel blades that stay sharp through heavy use. The easy spring action design greatly reduces hand strain.

Hedge and Shrub Shears

Trimming hedges and shrubs is a lot easier for gardeners with arthritis issues with this Fiskars tool that has shock-absorbing bumpers to reduce the jarring motion at the end of cuts. 

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Manual labor tasks like digging or weeding in the hard ground is difficult for people with arthritis but this Robo Handle support can transform a hoe into a much more comfortable tool that offers better grip and hand support.

Branch Warrior

The PowerGear Lopper from Fiskars can cut through thick branches that you couldn't remove with traditional loppers and the light construction reduces the strain on your hands, wrists and muscles when you're reaching to prune a branch.