Gloves protect your hands from blisters, thorns and cuts while doing rough work like digging or pruning in the garden. Investing in one or more pairs of quality gloves is a good decision.
Here are some tips on how to choose the pair that will suit you best:
A Good fit
Make sure that the gloves you buy actually fit your hands. If you have small hands, try the children's gardening section. There's nothing worse than trying to garden in gloves that are too big.
Your gloves must be comfortable as well as give protection to best serve your gardening needs.
Look for quality leather gloves with a cloth back; this will let the gloves breathe and keep your hands dry, cool and comfortable.
If mud bothers you, select rubber gloves with cotton lining.
Gloves fit for the job
When spraying pesticides or chemicals choose gloves that are made from neoprene. Gloves made from latex or any type of plastic may not offer the best protection.
When pruning roses, use gloves that reach up to the arms.
Light cotton or even fingerless gloves may be useful for transplanting seedlings. They will allow more dexterity and so help to prevent the tiny roots from being crushed.