Garden Glove Tips and Tricks

I coat my hands with Bag Balm before putting on my leather gardening gloves. This helps keep my hands and nails healthy while, at the same time, keeps my gloves supple.


As anyone who has ever used them knows, once they are damp, they tend to dry stiff, making it difficult to put them on.

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July 19, 2005

Use your gardening time to give your hands the spa treatment. Before you put on your gardening gloves, coat your hands with a thick coating of moisturizer.

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We have been wearing rubber gloves under our winter and even gardening gloves this year. Hands stay dry, warmer, and cleaner!

Wear Rubber Gloves Inside Gloves - thin latex type glove being worn inside work gloves

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June 30, 2005

I often pass by my garden, and have found that I consistently pull little weeds out from the soil. Then I have to spend a few minutes trying to get the dirt out from under my fingernails. Now I leave an extra old pair of gardening gloves outside, right by the garden.

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Before I start working in my garden, I put a thick coat of lotion on my hands then I put on my cotton garden gloves. When I finish in the garden, I pull off the gloves and have very soft hands.

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Want to keep your hands warm while working outside during these cold winter months?

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May 9, 2005

Gardening, even with gloves on, can dry out your hands. Apply petroleum jelly or hand lotion to your hands before putting on your gardening gloves and your hands will be soft and smooth after a day of gardening.

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April 19, 2016

This is a page about preventing dirt from getting under your fingernails. Even if you wear gardening gloves, dirt often gets under your nails as you work.

Close up of clasped hands with dirt imbedded under the fingernails

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December 30, 2012

This page is about buying gardening gloves. Using the best gloves for the job, protect you hands when gardening.

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