Landscaping for wheelchair accessibility
Like Sheila7863, I found a stool with wheels online: http://www.firstauction.com/shop/asinsearch_B00004W430.html. I'm going to order one so I can move around while gardening sitting down. I'm in a wheelchair and sitting in it, up high, while gardening can be a very dizzy job. Not to mention, after 15 minutes bending down, my face turns red like a tomato!
However, to wheel this stool on grass, can be very tiring. I need solid ground. I'm also looking to landscape the back yard of my first home in a way that would be wheelchair accessible. In other words, it would allow me to wheel close to the garden without dirting the tires of the wheelchair and in turn dragging the dirt inside the house.
I saw a photo in a recent Better Homes & Garden magazine of a possible landscape design. They used brick-like pavers instead of grass. The pavers were placed all over and around the trees, plants and garden. Looks like wherever they wanted to plant something, all they had to do is take the pavers out and plant!
What do you think? If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to post them.
I will try to post the photo of the garden soon.