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May. 16th, 2007

Who wants to help me weed my beds?

What are the best knee pads for kneeling for hours and hours on a sidewalk, since my beds are mostly not near grass?

Our house looks so trashy from the approach. And I am sick of it. Also there are 1,001 trees growing in the back beds. They are about 2 inches tall right now, but that's probably the best time to get them.

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rakin
May. 16th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Rollerblade knee pads? Hockey leg guards?
snidegrrl
May. 16th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Those are more for protecting from impact. I need something for protecting from long term leaning my weight on them.
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kazoogrrl
May. 16th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
I would get the thick foam ones from the gardening section of the hardware store or garden center - the ones that are almost an inch thick. A better option may be a low bench/stool (I saw one at some super store, maybe Target, which you could sit on to garden and the seat lifted to stow your tools), just watch your back while bending forward.
snidegrrl
May. 16th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm wondering how this will go with my back. Thanks for the tip! I was wondering if someone had a particular blah blah gel super knee 3000 suggestion or something. :) THanks!
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tzel
May. 16th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
I have this on my registry. It's reccomended for gimps that garden. :)

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_7/602-8127876-9527823?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0002P12FK
tzel
May. 16th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
FYI not that you can't get it yourself, but the idea is that you sit on it and lean forward, the chair rocks forward and so you are close to the ground with less bending/stress on the knees.
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judithiscariot
May. 16th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
must... not... make... inappropriate... joke...
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booyeah
May. 16th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
"Who wants to help me weed my beds?"

If you know what I mean... *wink wink*
traceracer
May. 16th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that's something I can't help with.. for the same reason I was psychologically unable to do my own.
binkitybonk
May. 16th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
that rocker looks pretty cool. my mother and i always used a kneeling pad which protected the knees but was also good for sitting in other positions. they also come with handles to help you stand or to use it as a bench. highly recommended! i got one for my brother at lowes.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=184923-000029534-5700&lpage=none

also, it would be worth your while to investigate low-maintenance gardening techniques so the beds take care of themselves more and more as time goes on. :)
snidegrrl
May. 16th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
i would not even begin to know where to learn about low-maintenance gardening techniques. pointers?
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thewronghands
May. 16th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
When were you planning on doing this? I'm in Seattle until Monday morning, but if next week is good I will totally come and help you. I'll also take off the weeded bits with me, if you don't want them -- I can always use green for my compost.

Want a tomato plant?
snidegrrl
May. 16th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
YOU are a saint. I was thinking more like Sunday the 27th. You are welcome to the weeded bits - You might find out there's more than you bargained for. Having someone around who knows anything about plants or gardens would make me significantly more chipper.

In regards to tomato plants, I figured I would clear things out, and think about putting things in later.
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swartzdk
May. 17th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)
I take an old cushion and just sit cross legged on the ground. Works great but getting back up again can be a pain. as for my back I use one of those back braces you can get at the hardware. Use it pre-emptively. Works.
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