The first time I went out on the landscape crew at work, I was like "cool! I'm gonna get tough hands."
But that did not happen. The landscape crews wear gloves at all times, even when weeding. Because there's all kinds of weird stuff out there. Animal excrement, spiders, splinters, sharp plants. Plus, your fingernails get dirty. And I don't like that look for myself.
So don't garden without gloves. You'll get nasty splinters and thorns which will make you hate going outside.