A Padded garden kneeler is a gardening accessory designed to provide comfort and support to individuals while working on their knees in the garden. It typically consists of a padded cushion or foam on one side. Here are some reasons why gardeners use a garden kneeler:
1.A Padded Garden Kneeler gives Knee protection:
Kneeling on hard or uneven surfaces while gardening can be uncomfortable, if you’ve ever knelt on a stone, you will sure know about it! You will have a bruise for weeks. Kneeling on hard ground may cause strain or pain on the knees. If you don’t kneel, you may opt for the couching position, or just bending, which has other problems such as hip and back pain, not to mention you are in an unstable position which can lead to falls. In my opinion Kneeling is definitely the way to work but using a Padded garden Kneeler is vital to prevent any unnecessary pain. The padded surface of a garden kneeler helps reduce pressure on the knees, making it more comfortable to kneel for extended periods.
For people with knee or joint problems, a garden kneeler can provide additional support and help alleviate pain or discomfort while gardening. If you have already got knee problems, then its even more essential that you provide yourself with support and comfort for your knees. crouching is not a good idea as this will put a lot of strain across the joints.
The garden kneeler can also act as a stable platform for sitting or kneeling, providing a steady base when reaching low plants or weeding. As mentioned other positions such as crouching or bending to weed and garden is an unstable position, if you have to stretch you has the risk of becoming unbalanced and falling. If you kneel you are lower to the ground and stable. ideally gardening just in front of you. But if you do need to stretch then 1 arm can be positioned forward to support your body with the other hand is doing the work. Using a garden kneeler helps to also give that flatter kneeling surface making you more stable.
4. A Padded Garden Kneeler is Dual purpose:
Some garden kneelers, like ours at Chester & Cooke can also be used as a comfortable pad to add to your garden seat. The material is so stylish it really looks like it is also made for this job, rather than just a neoprene covered piece of foam. This feature is helpful when gardening tasks require a sitting position, like planting or pruning. For sorting out your seed collection. So it keep your posterior comfortable as well as your knees.
5. Portable and lightweight:
Most garden kneelers are lightweight and easy to carry around the garden. They are convenient for moving between different areas and can be used in various gardening situations. My Kneeler has a long carry handle which can also be used to hang your kneeler up when not in use. Why not hang it from your Garden tool rack which you can find HERE or from the utility hook on a Chester & Cooke engraved welly rack which you can shop for HERE.
6. Durable backing:
Many garden kneelers are made from materials that can withstand outdoor conditions, even in the height of summer the ground can be damp after watering so it is a good idea to have a kneeler that has a material that is water resistant. Like my Garden Kneeler from Chester & Cooke which has a waterproof backing.
Overall, a garden kneeler can improve comfort and provide support for gardeners, allowing them to spend more time enjoying their gardening activities with reduced strain on their knees, joints and bottoms. I hope you have enjoyed finding the reasons to use a Padded Garden Kneeler. You can shop for them HERE.