Steps to an Injury-Free Garden – Part 3

We’ve discussed planning and executing paths — focused on looking down. Now I suggest we look up as well as down in our planning and maintenance of the garden for a trouble free aging in place:

Pampas grass leaves are sharp so we don’t put it any where close to any path!

Trim low branches and bushes that you can hit with your eye or garden tools. I once scratched a cornea by walking into a tree branch!

Don’t plant rose bushes or other thorny plants too close to your paths.

The metal sun stake is about eye height when I bend over to weed, so I have to be really careful when close by.

Topiary or Niwaki juniper can be quite scratchy, so it is important to control its height!

Be careful of the roses on the right!

As you can see, we take care of paths for ourselves as gardeners, and for those who visit and relax with us.


About Shenandoah Kepler

Hi! I’m Shenandoah and I love to garden. I am becoming an ancient gardener, and am finding new ways to stay digging and enjoying the land.
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