Before Old Man Winter makes a return appearance, apply my Fall Wash-Down Spray to get rid of any bad bugs that are hiding in and among your trees and shrubs. Here’s how to do it:

Mix 1 cup of tobacco tea*, ½ cup of baby shampoo, 6 tablespoons of fruit tree spray, 4 tablespoons of antiseptic mouthwash, and 2 tablespoons of witch hazel in a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer (link). Douse your plants to the point of run-off, making sure you hit the plants and the soil underneath them really well. That’ll knock out any pesky pests that were planning to spend the winter nestled in your trees and shrubs!

(*To make tobacco tea, place half a handful of chewing tobacco in an old nylon stocking and soak it in a gallon of hot water until the mixture is dark brown.)

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