A good pair of gardening gloves goes a long way in making gardening tasks pleasant and keeping your hands safe. There are different types that work best in different situations, so it's best to think about when you'll need gloves and have several types ready for the tasks you do most often. Gardeners' hand can be injured by thorny plants, irritating sap, sharp edges of ornamental grass, blisters, sunburn and splinters. Soil wicks moisture from your skin, so gloves also help protect against dry skin. They provide comfort as well as safety, keeping hands warm and dry in cold and wet weather during spring and fall- the times the majority of garden tasks need attention. Wearing them saves time too, by keeping your hands and finger nails cleaner.