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Gardening Sleeves and Their Benefits in The Garden

Gardening is fun, clears the mind, and has many health benefits, but it is important to be protected in gardening activities. In this article, I will discuss the importance of gardening sleeves for certain gardening activities.

For example, when I prune my trees or shrubs, I always wear protective goggles and gloves, these protect me when pruning the trees. In other gardening activities, I also use gardening sleeves to protect my clothes or to protect myself from the thorns of the rose bushes.

Gardening sleeves have several benefits that I will explain throughout the article, for example, some models of gardening sleeves have UV protection like some modern shirts.

What Are Gardening Sleeves?

Gardening sleeves are sleeves that protect our clothes and skin from scratches and cuts when working in the garden. Garden sleeves are available in different sizes and made of different materials.

Gardening sleeves are ideal for pruning roses or any shrub with thorns. Some people have allergic skin reactions to the stems of the cucumber plant, using gardening sleeves will avoid skin contact with the cucumber plant.

Plants are an important cause of skin reactions, and that is why it is important to use protection on hands and skin.

what are gardening sleeves
It is very important to protect the arms in the garden, both from UV rays and plant thorns.

How To Choose Protective Gardening Sleeves

The choice of gardening sleeves should be made according to the intended use of the sleeves. If, for example, you do not have plants with thorns such as roses, it will not be necessary to choose a gardening sleeve made of a material that is too hard, such as leather.

Gardening sleeves are available in lightweight, breathable, and UV-protected materials. Normally, these sleeves are not ideal for use with plants with thorns. If you are going to work several hours in the garden during the summer, you will probably prefer to choose gardening sleeves with UV protection and breathable material.

It is also very important to choose gardening sleeves that can be easily washed or disinfected. In my house, we have two different pairs of gardening sleeves, one made of a hard material to protect my arms when pruning roses and the other made of a light fabric with UV protection.

That is why the choice of gardening sleeves is entirely personal and should suit you and the plants in your garden. I recommend using the protective gardening sleeves with gloves for better protection.

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Combining gloves and garden sleeves is a good option to be protected in the garden.

Pros and Cons of Gardening Sleeves

Gardening sleeves have many advantages and I would say almost no disadvantages.

  • Gardening sleeves will protect you from cuts and scratches that can be caused by plants such as roses.
  • Using gardening sleeves will also protect your clothes from cuts and scratches.
  • Most gardening sleeves are easy to wash and last a long time.
  • Gardening sleeves are very economical and durable.
  • Gardening sleeves made of special UV-protective fabric will give extra protection to your skin.
  • There are models of thorn proof gardening sleeves that are ideal for pruning rose bushes.

As you will observe, gardening sleeves have many advantages. My wife Julia uses gardening sleeves with UV protection as she has delicate skin, these are the sleeves Julia uses.

LilyCoco Gardening Sleeves with Full Finger Gloves Protective Arm Sleeves Grey (1 Pair)
  • High Quality: Made of High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) and Nylon Fabric--30% LIGHTER than polyester, 4 times STRONGER than leather, 15 times STRONGER than steel (proportional to the mass). Durable and Food Safe, not-toxic, not smell. BEST DEFENSE for your amrs and wrists. Sold as One Pair.
  • One Size Fits All: 17" length. LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE & STRETCH fabric with thumb hole, gives your arms a secure and snug fit, cool and comfortable to wear.
  • High Performance Protection: Certified Level 5 Cut Resistant Protection, Abrasion Resistant, Anti-slash, Prevent Scrapes ,Scratches, Skin Irritations, UV-Protection.

Final Conclusions

Gardening sleeves have many benefits when used in the garden. I always recommend using gardening gloves for extra protection. Also, gardening sleeves are an excellent gift for gardeners who have not yet used them.

I hope this article is useful and always uses protective elements in the garden, safety, and prevention come first. I recommend our article about when to prune Knockout roses.

About Henry Morgan

Henry Morgan is an agronomist horticulture founder of The Garden Style Company and The Garden Style Website. He previously worked for Mondelēz International as an Agronomist Engineer specializing in agricultural products management in highly populated areas. In 2000, Henry started working with farmer-producers in agricultural businesses selling wholesale fresh produce and retail plants in Van Buren, Arkansas. Nowadays, Henry lives in California, where he offers expert consulting services for organic vegetable gardening. As a science writer working with his wife, Julia, Henry shares his passion for gardening and farming, trying to reach and teach as many folks as possible.

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