Not everyone likes the feeling of doing manual labor while sporting a pair of gloves. As far as gardening goes, wearing gloves doesn't necessarily mean your hands and nails won't be dirty at the end of the day anyway! If you are looking to prevent the charming appearance of soil-stains beneath your nails—not to mention the intense scrubbing that follows—check out this simple tip!
Before you set outside grab a bar of soap, wet it, and drag your nails across its surface, claw-style. The soapy buildup will protect the area under the nail bed from a soily invasion. Once you are done mucking about in the dirt you'll find that washing up is a breeze!
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)