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


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June 23, 2010

Before gardening, scrape your nails over a bar of soap. This makes it really easy to clean dirt from your nails after gardening. This also works when wearing gloves.

By Judy from Eugene, OR

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June 14, 2010

I love to garden! Before I start, I run my fingernails across a bar of soap lightly. When I am done in the yard, I wash my hands with a nail brush and my nails are clean because the soap was under my nails. It works great!

By Italian Noni


Keeping Nails Clean When Gardening

Thank you for this tip, I am always dredging dirt with my nails, and vinyl gloves just don't work. (08/04/2005)

By Drava

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June 22, 2010

Here's an old trick for people who don't like to use gloves when they garden. Rub your finger nails over a bar of soap. Your nails will fill up with the soap and prevent dirt from building up. When you clean up, scrub your nails with a nail brush to easily remove the soap.



Preventing Dirt Under Your Finger Nails

That's a great idea. I always have discolored nails after a day of gardening. Thanks! (03/09/2007)

By Barb

Preventing Dirt Under Your Finger Nails

Hi, I have been doing this for years. I am an avid gardener and also have acrylic nails on. The soap method is great! (03/09/2007)

By Sherri

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