Back Strain

Warm up

Gardening is a great outdoor exercise, with digging perhaps the most energetic activity. If you suffer with your back, it’s a good idea to spend a couple of minutes warming up with some stretching exercises. If you’re unsure what to do then see your local physiotherapist who will tailor exercises appropriate for your problem.

Let the spade do the work

The purpose of the Auto-spade is to reduce back strain and effort, with the bonus of digging at a rate that can be twice that of using a conventional spade. Take it easy, get into a rhythm, let the spade do the work. Don’t try to dig it all in one day!