Are you getting ready to remove some weeds from your lawn?
You’ve got the spade, the fork, and the shovel, and you’re about to make this garden all neat and clean again.
Nevertheless, you’re missing one crucial thing in your gardening kit: a pair of weed-pulling gloves.
Weeding is my least favorite task when it comes to gardening. It isn’t easy or fun!
After all, it requires much more effort than most tasks, and I get up all covered in dirt and bruises.
Regardless, buying my first weed-pulling gloves made it look easy, pleasant, and fun!
Whether you’re a farmer, a professional gardener, or like to take care of your lawn and plant some beautiful flowers, weed-pulling gloves will turn this time into a magical, relaxing time.
Let me tell you how by taking you on a journey where we can discuss the following:
- What are weed-pulling gloves?
- Why should you get a pair of weed-pulling gloves?
- What to look for in weed-pulling gloves?
What are weed-pulling gloves?
Weeding is the uprooting and removal of weeds from the soil. It controls some shrubs, tree saplings, and herbaceous plants.
Weeds harm your plants because they steal water and essential nutrients from the soil.
Hence, they deprive the plants and grass of the essential things they need to grow.
Furthermore, those weeds grow fast and could kill your plants and turn your lawn into a small jungle of dead plants and prickly weeds if you don’t remove them quickly.
Moreover, they look ugly coming out of the garden, like a terrible beard that needs shaving.
Even more dangerous is that weeds are considered an engaging environment and shelter for pests to grow, and the more problems there are, the higher the chances of your lovely plants getting killed.
When you pull weeds from your garden or lawn, you allow the plants to get the nutrients they require and help them grow healthy while reducing the use of pesticides and chemical treatments, which may harm your plants.
Weed-pulling gloves are also called gardening gloves.
They are designed to help you pull those stubborn weeds from your beloved garden.
On the other hand, they can be used for various tasks around the garden, such as planting, planting, pruning, watering seedlings, preparing the soil, spreading chemicals, and harvesting.
Even though each of these tasks can have specific gloves on their own, if you have weed-pulling gloves, you can trust that they can complete the tasks perfectly if they have suitable properties and durability.
Eventually, pulling weeds improves your lawn and keeps your plants healthier. Although many prefer to grab those weeds by hand, using weed-pulling gloves is much easier, faster, and safer.
Let me tell you why.
Why should you get a pair of weed-pulling gloves?
Here are some of the reasons that you should get those weed-pulling gloves.
Weed-pulling gloves protect you against injuries.
Imagine removing thistles or cacti with your bare hands or accidentally touching poison ivy when weeding.
Isn’t it horrible?
I still feel the stings and sticks on my hand!
Fighting your way through weeds is full of hazards, including getting hurt by the small thorns, having your hands and arms covered in tears and cuts, or worse, getting heavily rashed by poisonous weeds.
Weeding-pulling gloves protect your hands against abrasions, punctures, and cuts.
In other words, they prevent injuries from thorns and branches, as well as the blades and sharp tools you might use in pulling those weeds.
In addition, they reduce callouses and accidental tears.
Weed-pulling gloves protect you against infections.
The soil is full of bacteria and fungi.
Moreover, having some tears in your hands can pave the way for bacteria to go through them into your bloodstream, causing the worst of infections.
In addition to tetanus, anthrax, and botulism, soil bacteria may cause gastrointestinal, wound, skin, and respiratory tract diseases. (1)
One fungus found in soil is Sporotrichosis, which is known to cause “Rose Gardener’s Disease.”
These can also be found in animal waste, either lying around in your garden or used in fertilizers.
Therefore, wearing weed-pulling gloves is essential.
It protects your hands by creating a barrier between your skin and those hazards.
Furthermore, they protect you from allergic contact dermatitis and itchy skin rashes that could be caused by touching poisonous plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
Weed-pulling gloves protect you against insects.
Bees and spiders are among the familiar creatures living in everyone’s garden.
Those critters benefit your garden by eating other harmful ones like moths, beetles, and more.
However, getting bitten or stung by them isn’t the most remarkable thing that could happen to you.
And trust me, getting your hand all swollen by a bee sting isn’t a pleasant experience. I remember my hands looking like a red balloon, but not the fluffy cute one, more of a rigid, ugly-looking swollen balloon..ah the pain!
I’ve done this, and I can tell you it hurts like hell!
What’s more, weeds can be the home for many harmful pests, so you must wear those weed-pulling gloves when handling these houses of problems.
Weed-pulling gloves protect you against chemicals.
Every gardener knows that at some point, you’ll have to handle chemicals when looking after your garden and planting your seeds.
Farmers use many chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers.
Although these chemicals are suitable for your garden and crops, they are not good for your skin.
Wearing gardening gloves and weed-pulling gloves protects your hands and keep you safe.
Weed-pulling gloves give you more grip.
Pulling weeds by hand seems like a tricky thing to do. You cannot always have complete control over the weeds you’re removing.
However, weed-pulling gloves give you excellent dexterity and grip to grab those weeds tight and firm and clean your garden.
Weed-pulling gloves Keep your hands clean and dry.
Gardening work can be messy, with water, soil, and dirt all around.
At the end of a long working day in the garden, cleaning and removing the dirt from your fingers and, more precisely, under your fingernails could be challenging and annoying.
It looks ugly, dirty, and brutal to clean.
Keep your hands and fingernails clean and dry.
And if you’re the lady in charge, your nail polish will stay shiny, fresh, and colorful for longer. In addition, you won’t suffer from broken nails now and then.
These gloves are your choice when uprooting weeds by hand or working with thorny, scratchy, itchy, or poisonous weeds.
They protect your hands against tears and cuts caused by the process.
In addition, they protect you against bacteria, fungi, insects, and pests in the prickly weeds.
Moreover, they give you comfort and grip to do the exhausting task with ease while keeping your hands and fingernails clean and dry.
By now, I think you realize how vital weed-pulling gloves are.
If you’re planning to buy one, let me help you and give you some insights on what you should consider.
What to look for in weed-pulling gloves?
There are plenty of gloves out there that you could use for weeding.
Let’s see what you should consider when selecting one.
The Materials: What are they made of?
Cotton is generally the least expensive option.
It’s comfortable, breathable, and can be machine-washed.
However, it’s not durable or protective enough for weed pulling.
With that in mind, some cotton gloves are made with other synthetic options for more durability.
Nylon offers excellent resistance against moisture, so it’s perfect for reducing hand sweating while protecting your hands from scratches.
Leather weed-pulling gloves, including those made of goatskin, deerskin, pigskin, or cowhide, are thick and durable. They offer the best protection against thorns, branches, and other sharp objects and are the most comfortable gloves.
Bamboo is a thin and breathable material; it’s excellent for hot temperatures. Additionally, it offers the most flexibility and control during detail-oriented tasks.
These nitrile weed-pulling gloves are perfect when using herbicides, fertilizers, or handling seeds that have been treated with chemicals.
Your weed-pulling gloves must be made of a material that protects against cuts, punctures, and abrasions.
They should be cut-resistant, thorn-proof, and abrasion-resistant.
In addition, extra padding at the fingertips, palms, and wrists increases protection.
Moreover, the waterproof lining helps protect your hands against water and chemical substances.
Some weed-pulling gloves are made of textured materials such as goatskin leather or silicon to protect against sharp and scratchy objects.
Furthermore, some gloves are made with extra-long wrists or gauntlets long enough to cover your forearm when submerging your hands in weeds.
It would help if you had reasonable control and a secure glove grip to get those weeds out.
In addition, using tools such as knives, Dandelion Weeders, Hoe Dag, etc., will require a better grip to use them correctly.
That’s why having coated weed-pulling gloves (at least in the palm and the finger area) is a feature you should highly consider when buying your next pair.
The better the grip, the easier the work and the less the chance of blisters or cuts on your hands.
Coated weed-pulling gloves offer you a wide range of protection. Some of the best weed-pulling gloves have a double coating on the palms for extra weed protection.
The best coated gloves are:
- Latex-coated gloves: latex has waterproof properties in addition to puncture resistance. However, they can cause allergic reactions.
- Nitrile-coated gloves: Nitrile coating gives you the best of all worlds. Water resistance for the wet soil, chemical resistance to the handling of pesticides and herbicides, puncture and tear resistance to fight those snappy weeds, and excellent grip and flexibility for safe and effective weeding.
You’ll use those gloves in hot summer weather, where sweat is unavoidable while you pull and lean to get those weeds out.
Therefore, your weed-pulling gloves must be made of breathable materials to help keep your hands relaxed.
The best weed-pulling gloves come with a soft and breathable mesh of spandex or woven cotton on the back to give you extra comfort and help ventilate the gloves, so you don’t end up with sweaty hands.
Moreover, Micro-Foam Weeding Gloves are made of a breathable nylon knit shell and coated with a micro-foam coating that allows your hands to breathe while you work.
The more comfortable the gloves are, the easier and faster your wedding will be.
In addition, comfortable weed-pulling gloves protect your hands from blisters, pain, and fatigue during the process.
Natural leather and bamboo gloves offer the best comfort in weed-pulling gloves.
Examples of comfort features to look for in weed-pulling gloves:
Gloves with warm lining to keep your hands warm in cold weather.
Slim, ergonomic design for an easy fit and pressure relief to help prevent fatigue.
It’s essential to select the right size for your weed-pulling gloves.
Because size significantly impacts your comfort and, as a result, your productivity.
For gloves to be called well-fitting, they must have the following features:
- Your fingertips and the top of the glove shouldn’t be more than 1/4 inch apart.
- The glove should fit firmly but not tightly around the wrist and be comfortably spacious around the knuckles.
- You can stretch and flex your fingers easily.
- It feels comfortable even when you fist your hands.
Additional features to keep in mind:
- Elasticized wrists: they keep out dirt, debris, and bugs, providing the best fit and comfort.
- Touch-screen sensitivity so you can check your phone quickly.
- Built-in claws on the fingertips are made from high-density ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic that is highly environmentally friendly and rigid. This is an excellent option for weed pulling and digging, seeding, poking, and rose pruning.
- Hanging loops or clips allow for easy and quick storage. You can place the gloves in your garden, washing line, shed, or garage.
- Patterns and colors can brighten the day and keep you looking good and elegant in the middle of all the dirt.
Even though weed-pulling seems like an easy job that doesn’t require wearing gloves, these gloves can make it safer and more accessible.
They protect and keep you healthy and comfortable enough to clean your lawn correctly.
Regardless of their materials, these gloves should offer proper protection, good grip and flexibility, comfort, and breathability.
You should make sure you select the right-fitting gloves.
That’s a wrap. I hope you now know what to look for when you decide to buy weed-pulling gloves.
If you still have further questions on weed-pulling gloves, don’t hesitate to send them to us.