Rebel Tonics

Lawn Shampoo (Greens while it cleans!)

 

First apply Milorganite natural fertilizer to the lawn with your fertilizer spreader. Next, water in the following:

  • 1/2 cup Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

  • 1 1/2 cup beer

  • 1 1/2 cup Rubbing Alcohol

Fill rest of jar with water, shake and attach to hose. Apply early in the morning, not in the heat of the day.

Alternate every  two weeks with the following in growing season:

  • To a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer

  • Fill half of the jar with beer

  • Fill half of jar with ammonia

  • 1 cup of vegetable oil

​These liquids can be applied every two weeks for two months. 

Note: Milorganite is just applied once for the beginning of the process.

Fruit Tree Booster

For young trees 6-8 feet tall, build a soil dam and add the following:

  • 2 cups Epsom salts

  • 2 cups coffee grounds

  • 2 cups bone meal

  • 1/2 cup chelated iron

 

Place within the dam and water in well.

Rose Kick Start

To 1 Gallon of tea add:

  • 1 Tbs Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 1 Tbs Epsom salts

  • 1 Tbs liquid iron

  • 1 Tbs bone meal

 

Pour slowly on to roots.This is great for all new roses and at transplanting time but established roses will benefit as well.

Gardenia Tonic

To one gallon of water add:

  • 1 Tbs of Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 1 Tbs of bone meal

  • 1 Tbs of liquid iron

  • 1 Tbs of ammonia

  • 1 Tbs of Epsom salts

 

Directions: Mix thoroughly. Apply to root area as well as the foliage. Apply in the morning or evening, not in the heat of the day. Plant should be well watered the day before.

Fruit Tree Dessert

To 5 gallons of water add:

  • 2 Tbs of Bone meal

  • 2 Tbs of liquid iron

  • 3 Tbs of Epsom salts

  • 3 Tbs of Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 3 cups of Black Kow cow manure

 

 Build a soil dam around the tree. Pour slowly into basin.

Christmas Tree Tonic

Only make up what you can use at one time

To 1 gallon of water add:

  • 1 cup mouthwash (non-sweet)

  • 2 cups clear corn syrup

  • 2 cups clear soda, 7-Up or Sprite

  • 3 crushed multivitamins

 

Please keep out of reach of pets and children! Put a protective covering over stand to prevent children and pets from going there.

Poinsettia Tonic

Only make up what you can use at one time

  • 1 gallon of tea

  • 1 Tbs Epsom salts

  • 2 Tbs Ammonia

  • 1 Tbs Murphy's Oil soap

Please keep out of reach of pets and children!

Squirrel Chaser Tonic

To 1 gallon of water add:

  • 3 Tbs chili powder

  • 3 Tbs garlic powder

  • 6 Tbs tobasco sauce

  • 3 Tbs cayenne pepper

  • 3 Tbs Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 2 Tbs rubbing alcohol

  • 2 Tbs castor oil

 

Splash tonic on to trunk and woody branches only of established trees. Wear long plastic gloves to splash on to trunks and branches. Hose gloves off thoroughly when done.

No More Kitty Tonic

To 1 gallon of water add:

  • 6 Tbs cayenne pepper

  • 6 Tbs chili powder

  • 6 Tbs tobasco sauce

  • 3 Tbs cloves

  • 3 Tbs dry mustard

  • 3 Tbs castor oil

Pour between the plants directly on mulch where Miss Kitty likes to hang out.

Rose Buster Tonic

To 1 gallon of water add:

  • 2 Tbs bonemeal

  • 2 Tbs liquid iron

  • 2 Tbs Murphy's Oil Soap

 

Pour slowly around plants entire root ball.

Aphid Killer Tonic

To 1 gallon of water add:

  • 2 Tbs Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil

  • 2 Tbs rubbing alcohol

Apply with pump-up sprayer early in the morning,not in the heat of the day

Fall Lawn Tonic

To 20 Gal Hose-end sprayer add:

  • 1 beer

  • 1 cup ammonia

  • 1/2 cup liquid iron

  • 1/4 cup of peppermint soap

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Fill rest of jar with water and shake. Do not get on cement or driveway areas as it could stain.

Fall Landscape Cleanup Tonic

To 20 Gal Hose-end sprayer add:

  • 1 cup Murphy's Oil Soap

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts

  • 1/2 cup liquid iron

  • 1/2 cup 20-20-20 (water soluble)

Fill rest of jar with water and shake. You can add a golfball to help agitate. Do not get on cement or driveway areas as it could stain.

Tomato Tonic

To 5 gallons of water add:

  • 1 Cup Epsom Salts

  • 3 Pouches of Unflavored Gelatin

  • 1 Teaspoon Borax

  • 1/4 Cup Peppermint Soap (found at any health food store)

  • 3 Tablespoons Triple Super Phosphate

Apply every two weeks, giving 1 quart to each plant in the early evening. For an added boost use Mushroom compost in the soil. Fertilize every three weeks with Super Bloom.

** WHEN APPLYING ANY INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES, TONICS OR HOME MADE RECIPES PLEASE WEAR PROPER PROTECTION. FOR EXAMPLE, ALWAYS USE GLOVES AND A PAINTER'S MASK TO PREVENT LIQUIDS FROM GETTING ONTO YOUR SKIN. NEVER APPLY ANY MIXTURES ON A WINDY OR RAINY DAY, AND NEVER IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY. ONLY APPLY EARLY IN THE MORNINGS. NEVER OVER-APPLY OR MAKE THE MIXTURE TOO STRONG. ONLY MIX UP THE AMOUNT OF TONICS THAT YOU CAN USE AT ONE TIME. DO NOT STORE IN SPRAYERS. KEEP ANIMALS AND CHILDREN AWAY FROM ALL TONICS, INSECTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES. ONLY MIX UP THE AMOUNT OF TONICS THAT YOU CAN USE AT ONE TIME. DO NOT STORE IN SPRAYERS. KEEP ANIMALS AND CHILDREN AWAY FROM ALL TONICS, INSECTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES.**

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Sims Landscaping Co. 

Sorrento, Fl. 32776

352-383-3303

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