Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bushel and Berry Recommends Growing Berries for Mind, Body and Yard

Growing Berries for Mind, Body and Yard
Growing Berries for Mind, Body and Yard

Those looking to improve their mind, body and soul need not look any further than their own patio or yard. Homegrown berrie’s from the Bushel and Berry collection are nutritional powerhouses. They are low in fat and have high concentrations of antioxidants, which help protect our bodies from the damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

“While you can purchase blueberries at the grocery store, it’s relatively simple to plant your own and enjoy their many benefits season after season,” says Layci Gragnani, product manager for the Bushel and Berry collection.

All berries are loaded with fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system and one that may also help control blood sugar. Berries may even help manage diabetes. Blueberries, for instance, have a low glycemic index, meaning that they’re less likely to cause blood sugar spikes compared to other carbohydrate foods. Just one serving of blueberries contains almost 25 percent of the daily recommended requirement of Vitamin C.

The antioxidants found in blueberries and blackberries, called anthocyanins, may even help keep one’s memory sharp. And raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties.

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The Lily: Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year

The Lily_ Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year
The Lily_ Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year

Dazzling lilies set off colorful fireworks in the garden. Garden? Yes, the garden!

Many people are familiar with lilies as cut flowers but don’t know that they can also add sparkle to the garden or when planted in a container.

With all their beauty, symbolism and history, it’s no wonder that lilies were named the Summer Bulb of the Year.

Symbolism
Native to the Northern Hemisphere, lilies have been seen as a flower of significance for thousands of years because of the extensive symbolism that surrounds them.

The lily represents femininity, love, purity and a sense of transience. But lilies also have a wonderful history. In 1150, King Louis of France used an image of a lily on his shield as a symbol of his name, Louis or Loys, and power. The lily is also portrayed as a focal point in many historical paintings.

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New WORX 17-inch, 40-volt, Max Lithium-ion Lawnmower Is Lightweight, Compact, Top-performer

WORX 40V 17in. Mower
WORX 40V 17in. Mower

The new WORX® 40V Max, 17 in. lawnmower adds another top performer to the brand’s cordless mower line that’s lightweight, maneuverable, time and labor saving, user and eco-friendly, low maintenance and a highly efficient mulcher/ bagger. The compact push mower is powered by two, removable, 40V, 2.0 Ah, lithium-ion batteries and cuts up to 5,500 sq. ft. per charge, which is approximately the size of two regulation tennis courts.

Development of this newest WORX cordless mower parallels increasing consumer demand for more convenient and environmentally friendly lawn care solutions, as well as significant advances in battery technology over the past 15 years. It parlays the proven track record of its popular predecessor, the WORX 14 in., 24V mower, with a wider deck for fast cutting and higher voltage for added cutting power (torque).

The sophisticated, cordless mower has plenty of power to keep a small to medium-sized yard perfectly manicured. It features Intellicut™, the exclusive WORX torque-on-demand system that maintains constant cutting efficiency by electronically monitoring the need for torque. Sensors adjust to higher torque for thicker grass and reduce torque automatically when it’s no longer needed to handle everyday mowing conditions.

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WEN Variable Speed Jig Saw

This Wen Variable Speed Jig Saw is a solid tool. The variable speed is capable of making cuts for any job, whether big or small. It has an adjustable base plate for angle cutting at 45-degrees, left or right. The powerful 3.4-amp motor ranges from 500 to 3000 strokes per minute. This wood cutting selection is easy to use and features a speed dial on the handle. There’s also a trigger lock, blade support roller and accessible blade clip. This jig saw tool is an essential piece in most anyone’s tool collection.

Black & Decker Smart Select Jig Saw, JS660

This Black & Decker Smart Jig is designed to make cutting your projects simple. It comes equipped with Smart Select technology that automatically programs the jigsaw to optimize any cutting application. For further convenience, this Black & Decker Jigsaw features seven speed settings on a variable speed dial. Accurate bevel adjustment is possible with the quick action lever and indicator window. This Black & Decker Smart Select Jigsaw allows for tool-free changing of the blades and includes on-board blade storage for up to three blades with a see-through door.