Although shrubs and hedges are known for giving the most beauty and effect for the least investment, they are often neglected the most.
True, these plants don't need much care. But starting them out right in the spring means a growing season of pleasure.
Give shrubs and hedges a bath of one cup chewing tobacco juice and one cup of antiseptic mouthwash mixed in a gallon of Fels Naptha soap water.
Dissolve just enough flaked Fels Naptha soap to turn warm water milky white.
Put a three-finger pinch of chewing tobacco in a pint of hot water; let it steep overnight.
Follow with an application of fruit tree spray and a feeding of any dry garden food.
Add one pound of sugar for every 50 pounds of garden food to keep plants fit as a fiddle and full all season.