Gardening season is finally here! Whether it’s vegetables or flowers, proper planting techniques are essential to prevent injury. Raised garden beds are wonderful, as they eliminate the need to bend over. If you must bend, you should squat or hinge forward at your hips, engaging your buttock muscles as you rise up. Use a foam pad when kneeling on one or both knees, or try sitting on a garden seat. A wheelbarrow or cart is a great way to move items around that may be awkward to carry. Choose lightweight garden tools with ergonomic handles. Now watch it grow!