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                                  INDEX
                 A                           for trees and shrubs,
                                                  59, 65
                                                                         in compost activator
                                                                             tonics, 27, 256
      Aching Muscle Magic, 337               for vegetables, 242,        in deicing tonic, 54
      Acid-Loving Shrub Formula,                  246                    in disease control
          62                                 for vines and ground-           tonics, 9, 12, 21
      Acupuncture, for                            covers, 214, 217       in flower fertilizer
          houseplants, 313             All-Season Green-Up Tonic             tonics, 109, 118,
      Aeration, 6, 11, 45                    for bulbs, 195, 198             129, 133, 151, 161
      African violets, 332, 335              for flowers, 101, 107       in grass clipping dis-
      Air freshener, herbal, 344             for houseplants, 310,           solver tonic, 28
      Alfalfa, 26, 232, 338                       315                    in herb fertilizer
      All-Around Disease Defense             for lawns, 3, 8                 tonics, 267, 269
          Tonic, 103                         for roses, 164, 167         in houseplant fertilizer
      All-Purpose Bug and Thug               for trees and shrubs,           tonics, 313, 315,
          Spray, 57, 63                           60, 66                     316, 319, 320, 321,
      All-Purpose Critter                    for vegetables, 242,            322
          Control, 245                            247                    in insect pest control
      All-Purpose Houseplant                 for vines and ground-           tonics, 14, 43, 293
          Tonic, 313                              covers, 214, 218       in lawn fertilizer
      All-Purpose Perennial            Almonds, 343                          tonics, 6, 8, 20, 33,
          Fertilizer, 104              Alum, 25                              34, 39, 47, 49, 52
      All-Purpose Varmint              Aluminum foil, for pest con-      in lawn repair tonics,
          Prevention Potion, 64            trol, 286                         18, 31, 51
      All-Purpose Varmint              Amaryllis, 335                    in mulching tonic, 142
          Repellent, 101, 105          Amazing Aphid Antidote,           in planting tonics, 127,
      All-Purpose Weed Killer,             108                               146, 189, 190
          216                          Ammonia                           properties of, xii
      All-Purpose Yard Fertilizer, 6         in animal pest control      in rose fertilizer tonic,
      All-Season Clean-Up Tonic                   tonics, 64, 69, 105,       167
             for bulbs, 195, 197                  138, 245               in seed-starter tonics,
             for flowers, 100, 106           in bulb fertilizer              35, 152, 289, 292
             for houseplants, 311,                tonics, 107, 198,      in thatch control
                 314                              203                        tonic, 50
             for lawns, 7                    in clean-up tonics, 325,    in tree and shrub fer-
             for roses, 164, 166                  334                        tilizer tonics, 66, 79,


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               80, 82, 87, 88, 90, 93   Aquarium water, 331                    in mulching tonic, 142
           in tree wound steril-        Arthritis Tea, 338                     in planting tonics, 92,
               izer tonic, 95           Artichokes, 284                            190, 333
           in vegetable fertilizer      Asparagus soak, 248                    properties of, xii–xiii
               tonics, 247, 260,        Avocado pits, 319                      in seed-starter tonics,
               273, 304                 Awesome Aeration Tonic, 11                 29, 35, 147, 290
           in vine and ground-          Awesome Annual Potting                 in tree and shrub
               cover fertilizer            Mix, 111                                fertilizer tonics,
               tonics, 218, 229,                                                   74, 77, 79, 88, 90
               235                                                             in vegetable fertilizer
           in weed control tonic,
               53
      Animal pest control
                                                   B                               tonics, 273, 285,
                                                                                   300, 304
                                                                               in vine and ground-
           for bulbs, 204–205,          Baby powder, 68, 149, 153                  cover fertilizer
               208, 210                 Baby shampoo                               tonics, 220, 235
           for flowers, 105, 128,            in animal pest control            for washing house-
               138, 155                          tonics, 69, 138                   plants, 314
           for fruit or nut trees,           in clean-up tonics, 7,            in weed control
               259, 295                          22, 201, 334                      tonics, 16, 308
           for groundcovers, 218,            in compost activator       Bacillus thuringiensis
               224                               tonic, 256                israelensis (Bti), 14
           for lawns, 24–25, 37              for disease control,       Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki
           mulching and, 64, 105                 299                       (Btk), 17
           pest identification and,          in disease control         Baker’s Best Bird Treats, 339
               105                               tonics, 12, 21, 179,   Baker’s Best Rose Chow,
           for trees and shrubs,                 199                       163, 169
               64, 69, 72, 96                in flower fertilizer       Baking powder, 149, 153,
           for vegetable gardens,                tonics, 110, 133,         177, 229
               245, 246, 272, 278                136, 151, 161          Baking soda
      Annual Flower Feeder Tonic,            in houseplant fertilizer          as bloom booster, 136
         109                                     tonics, 317, 322              for bug bites or
      Annual Pick-Me-Up Tonic,               for insect pest control,              poison ivy, 341
         102, 110                                317                           as cleanser, 345
      Annuals. See Flowers                   in insect pest control            in disease control
      Anti–Summer Patch Elixir, 9                tonics, 10, 76, 83,               tonics, 13, 135, 140,
      Aphid Antidote, 168                        108, 132, 176, 187,               172, 236, 249, 251,
      Aphid-Away Spray, 10                       199, 227, 276, 286                264, 299
      Aphids, 10, 108, 176, 187,             in lawn fertilizer                in fertilizer tonic, 80
         191, 227, 276                           tonics, 19, 20, 32,           in insect pest control
      Apple juice, 6, 32, 118, 273,              33, 47, 48, 49, 52                tonics, 63, 327, 331
         320                                 as lawn overspray, 18             in skunk odor
      Apples, 239, 252, 255, 262             in lawn repair tonics,                remover tonic, 347
      Apple scab, 206                            44, 51                 Baking Soda Spray, 249


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      Balanced Houseplant Food,                in lawn fertilizer           Bird netting, 259, 274
         311, 316                                  tonics, 6, 8, 19, 32,    Birds
      Bananas, 175, 185, 261, 288                  33, 34                         attracting, 82
      Bare-Root Revival Tonic #1,              in lawn repair tonics,             feeding, 339–340
         57, 67, 99, 112                           18, 31, 44, 51                 for pest control, 70,
      Bare-Root Revival Tonic #2,              in moss-growing tonic,                 254
         58, 68                                    345                            as pests, 17, 69, 111,
      Barnyard Booster Mix, 113                in mulching tonic, 159                 155, 259, 291
      Basic Oil Spray, 219                     in planting tonics, 127,     Black Spot Remover Tonic,
      Baths, 348                                   139, 146, 148, 190,          171
      Bay, 342                                     202, 296                 Black walnuts, 281
      Beans, 302, 305                          properties of, xiii          Bleach
      Bed Builder Mix, 163, 170                in rose fertilizer                 for pest control, 25
      Bedding Plant Starter Brew,                  tonics, 167, 186               in tonics, 123, 248,
         99, 115                               in soil-building tonics,               299, 326, 347
      Bed Energizing Mix, 99, 114                  237, 294                 Blight-Buster Lawn Tonic, 12
      Bee balm, 268, 342                       for thatch control, 50       Blight-Buster Veggie Tonic,
      Beer                                     in tree and shrub                251
            in aeration tonic, 11                  fertilizer tonics, 66,   Blood, 24, 181
            in bulb fertilizer                     74, 79, 82, 85, 87,      Bloodmeal, 75, 104, 138, 200
                tonics, 198, 203                   88, 90, 93               Blossom end rot, 288
            in compost activator               in vegetable fertilizer      Blossom-Pusher Tonic #1,
                tonics, 71, 256                    tonics, 247, 304,            117
            in deicing tonic, 54                   305                      Blossom-Pusher Tonic #2,
            as fertilizer, 150, 318,           in vine and ground-              118
                323                                cover fertilizer         Blueberries, 252
            in flower fertilizer                   tonics, 218, 235         Blueberry Potting Mix, 252
                tonics, 107, 109,              for washing                  Bonemeal
                110, 129, 136, 161                 houseplants, 314               in bulb fertilizer
            in fruit fertilizer tonic,   Bees, luring, 298                            tonics, 200, 206
                250                      Bee stings, 250, 341, 342                in flower fertilizer
            in grass clipping            Beetle Juice, 116                            tonic, 104
                dissolver tonic, 28      Beetles, 116. See also specific          in houseplant fertilizer
            in herb fertilizer tonic,       types                                     tonic, 318
                269                      Beets, 297                               in lawn fertilizer
            in houseplant fertilizer     Begonias, 203, 209                           tonics, 26, 45
                tonics, 315, 320,        Beneficial insects, 7, 10                in planting tonics, 68,
                321                      Berries, 250, 259. See also                  84, 149, 153
            for insect pest control,        specific types                        in potting soil mixes,
                154                      Berry Booster, 250                           323, 332
            in insect pest control       Birdbaths, 129                           in rose fertilizer
                tonics, 145, 209,        Bird Brain Granola, 340                      tonics, 169, 185
                234                      Bird feeders, 64                         in shrub fertilizer


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                  tonic, 75                    early shoots from, 200           desirable, 246
              in soil-building tonics,         insect pest control for,         undesirable, 17, 70, 78,
                  94, 130, 143, 170,               199, 207, 209                    139, 254, 282
                  238, 263                     planting, 200, 202, 208,   Cat litter, 25, 54
              in vegetable fertilizer              210, 211               Catmints, 232
                  tonic, 281                   sites for, 201, 223        Catnip, 224
              in vine and ground-              storing, 201               Cats, 64, 208, 224, 246
                  cover fertilizer             yellowing foliage on,      Cauliflower, 293
                  tonics, 221, 228                 198                    Cayenne pepper
      Borage flowers, 279                Bulb Soak, 196, 202                    for animal pest
      Borax, 123, 326                    Bust ‘Em Baking Soda Spray,                control, 24, 246
      Bourbon, 73, 85, 266, 319             172                                 in animal pest control
      Breath-of-Fresh-Air Tonic,         Butterflies, attracting, 129               tonics, 72, 128, 138,
          213, 220                       Buttermilk, 211, 279, 345                  208, 224, 272, 278,
      Brewer’s yeast, 166                Buttermilk Blast, 173                      295
      Broccoli, 280, 293, 303            Buzz Buster Lemonade, 4,               in insect pest control
      Brown patch, 13                       14                                      tonics, 174, 175,
      Brown Patch Brew, 13               Bye-Bye, Beetles Spray, 174                230, 254, 275
      Brussels Sprouts Weed              Bye-Bye, Birdie Tonic, 69        Celeriac, 295
          Brush-Off, 253                                                  Celery, 251
      Bti, 14                                                             Chamomile
      Btk, 17
      Bug Away Spray, 341
      Bug Off, Bugs! Spray, 342
                                                     C                          in clean-up tonic, 22
                                                                                in disease control
                                                                                    tonics, 103, 119,
      Bug-Off Bulb Bath, 194, 199        Cabbage, 253, 254, 274                     126, 291
      Bulb Breakfast of                  Cabbage butterflies, 274               in insect pest control
          Champions, 196, 200            Cabbage maggots, 274                       tonics, 46, 83
      Bulb Cleaning Tonic, 196,          Cabbage moths, 307                     in weed control tonic,
          201                            Cabbageworm Wipeout, 254                   38
      Bulb planter, for potatoes,        Cacti, 318, 322, 324, 333        Chamomile Mildew Chaser,
          294                            Cannas, 196, 197, 203               119
      Bulbs, 193–211. See also spe-      Canola oil, 63, 172              Chewing gum, for pest
          cific pests or diseases;       Carpeting, as mulch, 246            control, 25
          specific types                 Carrot flies, 283                Chicken bones, as soil
              animal pest control        Carrots, 246, 251, 275, 304         builder, 161
                  for, 204–205, 208,     Castor oil                       Chili powder, for pest
                  210                          for animal pest con-          control, 24, 37, 128,
              Around the Year guide                trol, 37                  208, 210, 224, 272, 295
                  for, 194–196                 as fertilizer, 324         Chinch Bug Tonic, 15
              buying, 197                      in tonics, 25, 64, 105,    Chives, 78
              chilling, 205                        205, 317               Chive Tea, 255
              disease control for, 199   Caterpillar Killer Tonic, 70     Chrysanthemums, 141
              dividing, 197, 198         Caterpillars                     Citronella, 341


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      Citrus rinds, uses for, 251,             in disease control                in herb fertilizer tonic,
         301                                       tonic, 299                        269
      Clay loam, 150, 329                      in fertilizer tonics, 75,         in houseplant fertilizer
      Clay soil, 294                               114, 200, 206, 225,               tonics, 313, 315
      Clematis, 173, 221, 230, 235                 232                           in lawn fertilizer tonic,
      Clematis Chow, 221                       free, 120                             8
      Clover, 308, 338                         for lawns, 12, 19, 27             in moss-growing tonic,
      Cloves, 272, 307                         making, 27, 71, 120,                  345
      Cocoa butter, 343                            252, 256                      in planting tonic, 189
      Coffee                                   in planting tonic, 96             properties of, xiv
            as fertilizer, xii, 62, 81,        in potting soil mixes,            in rose fertilizer tonic,
                252                                111, 150, 158, 252,               167
            in tonics, 62, 150, 151,               329                           in seed-starter tonic,
                257, 296, 329                  in soil-building tonics,              35
            uses for, xii, 291                     170, 263, 277                 in tree and shrub fer-
      Coffee cans, 22, 87                 Compost Booster, 256                       tilizer tonics, 66, 87
      Coffee filters, 318                 Compost Feeder Tonic, 71               in vegetable fertilizer
      Cola                                Compost Tea, 120, 307                      tonic, 247
            in compost activator          Container Garden Booster               in vine and ground-
                tonics, 27, 71, 256         Mix, 257                                 cover fertilizer
            in flower fertilizer          Container gardening                        tonics, 218, 220
                tonic, 133                     bulbs, 196                  Cottonseed meal, 143, 181,
            in grass clipping dis-             containers for, 111,          318
                solver tonic, 28                   151, 158                Crabgrass, 16, 53
            in houseplant fertilizer           flowers, 111, 150           Crabgrass Control
                tonic, 320                     groundcovers, 223             Energizer Elixir, 16
            in lawn fertilizer                 herbs, 267                  Crazy Daisy Spray, 122
                tonics, 6, 20, 32, 52          insect pest control for,    Cream of Wheat®, 339
            in lawn repair tonic, 18               227                     Cucumber beetles, 276, 307
            in mulching tonics,           Container Perennial Tonic,       Cucumbers, 249, 253, 338
                142, 159                    100, 121                       Currants, 249
            properties of, xiii           Corn, 245, 272, 278, 286,        Curtain rods, as stakes, 301
            in soil-building tonics,        291, 302                       Cut flowers, 123, 207
                237, 294                  Corncobs, 167                    Cut Flower–Saver Solution,
            for thatch control, 50        Corn gluten, 53                    123
            in tree and shrub fer-        Cornmeal, 123, 339               Cutting Keeper Soil Mix,
                tilizer tonics, 82, 93    Corn oil, 327                      124
            in vegetable fertilizer       Corn syrup                       Cutting Keeper Transplant
                tonic, 260                     in bulb fertilizer tonic,     Tonic, 125
      Colds and flu, 346                           198                     Cuttings, 124, 125, 182, 335
      Compost                                  in flower fertilizer        Cutworm Chaser Tonic, 5,
            activators for, 27, 71                 tonics, 107, 109,         17
            camouflaging, 236                      110, 121                Cutworms, 108, 265, 301


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                  D                         tonics, 9, 103, 126,
                                            172, 248, 249, 291
                                        in flower fertilizer
                                                                               73, 82, 85, 87, 93
                                                                           in tree wound
                                                                               sterilizer, 95
      Daffodils, 207, 210, 211              tonics, 107, 109,              in vegetable fertilizer
      Dahlias, 203, 204, 208                121                                tonics, 247, 260,
      Damping-Off Prevention            in grass clipping dis-                 305
         Tonic, 126                         solver tonic, 28               in vine and ground-
      Dandelions, 45, 53                in herb fertilizer                     cover fertilizer
      Daylilies, 199, 229                   tonics, 266, 267                   tonics, 218, 229
      Daylily Transplant Tonic, 127     in houseplant fertilizer           in weed control
      Dead Bug Brew, 175                    tonics, 313, 315,                  tonics, 53, 160, 222,
      Deadheading, 110, 174                 316, 320, 324, 328,                253
      Deer, 72, 138, 204                    335                      Division
      Deer-Buster Eggnog Tonic, 72      for insect pest control,           bulbs, 197, 198, 199
      Deicers, for walkways, 54             331                            groundcovers, 223,
      Diatomaceous earth, 302           in insect pest control                 236
      Digging, 112, 225                     tonics, 14, 15, 46,            perennials, 127, 139,
      Disease control. See also             86, 91, 131, 155,                  148
         specific diseases                  168, 175, 178, 182,      Doggone Dogs Tonic, 128
            for bulbs, 199                  207, 227, 231, 275,      Dog food, 96, 141, 152, 233,
            for flowers, 103, 108,          301, 327                    340
                120, 135, 140           in lawn fertilizer           Doggy Damage Repair
            for herbs, 291                  tonics, 6, 8, 34, 39        Tonic, 18
            for lawns, 6, 7, 9, 12      in lawn repair tonic, 31     Dogs, 18, 24, 246, 347
            for roses, 172              in mulching tonic, 159       Dog treats, 340
            for trees and shrubs,       in planting tonics, 67,      Double-Punch Garlic Tea,
                63                          112, 115, 127, 139,         176
            for vegetables, 255,            146, 148, 189, 202,      Downy mildew, 249
                264, 291                    296                      Drainage, 12, 14
      Dishwashing liquid                properties of, xii–xiii      Drought, 19–20, 247
            in aeration tonic, 11       in rose fertilizer           Drought Buster Brew, 4, 19
            in animal pest control          tonics, 167, 186,        Drought Recovery Tonic, 20
                tonics, 24, 25, 37,         192                      Dry ice, for pest control, 25
                64, 105, 128, 204,      for rose health, 179         Drying techniques, 123, 182,
                205, 210, 224           in seed-starter tonics,         267, 295
            in bulb fertilizer tonic,       147, 152, 289, 306       Dusters, homemade, 254
                198                     in skunk odor
            in clean-up tonics, 325,        remover tonic, 347
                326
            in compost activator
                tonics, 27, 71
                                        in soil-building tonics,
                                            237, 294
                                        for thatch control, 50
                                                                                 E
            in deicing tonic, 54        in tree and shrub            Earthworm castings, 239,
            in disease control              fertilizer tonics, 66,      258, 277


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      Earthworms, 55                         in soil-building tonics,        Tonic, 177
      Earwigs, 286                               94, 170, 238, 263,       Far-Away Feline Spray, 224
      Easy Weed Killer, 214, 222                 277                      Faucets, for hoses, 21
      Edible flowers, 266, 268, 279          in tree and shrub            Feet, sore, 337, 343
      Edible plants. See Vegetables;             fertilizer tonics, 80,   Fels Naptha®, 262
         specific plants                         81, 89, 281              Fences, 24, 25, 97
      Eggplants, 275, 285                    in vegetable fertilizer      Ferns, 223, 317
      Eggs, 72, 245                              tonics, 257, 258,        Fertilizers, commercial
      Eggshells, 150, 158, 257, 297,             285, 287, 300, 304              in bulb tonics, 198, 203
         329                                 in vine and ground-                 in compost tonic, 27
      Electroculture, 271                        cover fertilizer                in flower tonics, 107,
      Elephant’s Ears Elixir, 203                tonics, 228, 229                    110, 113, 114, 121,
      Endophytic grasses, 15            Erosion control, 62, 226                     161
      Energizing Earthworm Elixir,      Eucalyptus oil, 341                      in houseplant tonics,
         258                            Evergreen Growth Tonic, 59,                  315, 316
      Energizing Elixir, 343               73                                    for lawns, 2–3, 20, 23,
      Epsom salts                       Evergreens, 65, 73, 74, 93                   52
            in bulb fertilizer          Evergreen Wake-Up Tonic,                 in lawn tonics, 6, 8, 19,
                tonics, 200, 206           74                                        23, 41
            in clean-up tonic, 40                                                organic, 26
            in disease control                                                   overuse of, 149
                tonic, 299
            in fern fertilizer tonic,
                223
                                                    F                            in planting tonics, 125,
                                                                                     270
                                                                                 in rose tonics, 167,
            as fertilizer, 2–3, 20,     Fabulous Fern Food, 223                      169, 185, 186
                59, 61, 73, 135, 192    Fabulous Foliar Formula,                 in soil-building tonics,
            in flower fertilizer            129                                      130, 238
                tonics, 117, 136        Fabulous Foundation Food,                in tree and shrub
            in houseplant fertilizer        75                                       tonics, 66, 74, 76,
                tonics, 318, 324        Facial tonics, 344, 346, 349                 81, 82, 89, 93
            in lawn fertilizer          Fairy Ring Fighter Tonic, 21             use instructions, xv
                tonics, 23, 41, 45      Fall Bedtime Snack, 102, 130             for vegetables, 253
            in lawn repair tonic, 31    Fall Berry Bed Prep Mix, 259             in vegetable tonics,
            in planting tonics, 67,     Fall clean-up, 130                           247, 302
                68, 84, 96, 112, 149,   Fall Clean-Up Tonic, 4, 22               in vine and
                153, 262, 270           Fall Lawn Food Mix, 5, 23                    groundcover
            in potting soil mixes,      Fall Vegetable Garden Tonic,                 tonics, 218, 225
                150, 323, 329               244, 260                      Fertilizers, homemade.
            properties of, xiv          Fall Wash-Down Spray, 61,            See specific agents or
            in rose fertilizer              76                               types of plants
                tonics, 169, 185        Fantastic Flowering Shrub         Fish emulsion
            in seed-starter tonics,         Tonic, 57, 77                        in animal pest control
                29, 290                 Fantastic Rose-Feeding                       tonic, 204


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            in flower fertilizer             Formula, 318                         staking, 107, 128, 161
                tonics, 109, 129,         Flowers, 98 –161. See also              sunburn in, 104
                151, 161                     Bulbs; Roses; specific pests         in tonics, 122
            in fruit fertilizer tonic,       or diseases; specific types          washing, 118, 145
                250                             animal pest control               watering, 103, 104,
            in houseplant fertilizer                 for, 105, 128, 138,               118, 153
                tonics, 313, 320,                    155                          weed control for, 131,
                321, 328                        Around the Year guide                  140, 142
            in lawn fertilizer tonic,                for, 99–102                  winter care of, 133
                32                              arranging, 157              Flower Surge Tonic, 225
            in planting tonics, 92,             buying, 112, 115, 121,      Foliage Plant Food, 319
                115, 127, 333                        133                    Food coloring, as dye, 317
            in rose fertilizer                  in containers, 111, 150,    Foundation plants, 66, 75, 81
                tonics, 177, 186                     158                    Fragrant Pest Fighter, 134
            in seed-starter tonics,             cut, 123, 207               Freezing techniques, 269, 337
                35, 292                         disease control for,        Fruit Defender Traps, 261
            in tree and shrub fer-                   103, 108, 120, 135,    Fruit fly traps, 303
                tilizer tonics, 73, 74,              140                    Fruits. See specific types
                88                              drying, 123                 Fruit Tree Planting Tonic, 262
            in vegetable fertilizer             edible, 266, 268, 279       Fruit trees, 261–263,
                tonics, 304, 305                fall clean-up for, 130         278–279, 284, 295
            for vegetable foliar                for fall color, 118         Fruit Tree Soil-Builder Mix,
                feeding, 307                    fertilizing, 104, 113,         263
            in vine and ground-                      114, 117, 121, 135,    Fungus. See Disease control
                cover fertilizer                     136, 149, 161          Fungus-Fighter Soil Drench,
                tonic, 235                      foliage of, 129                264
      Fish heads, 25                            fragrant, 134               Fungus Fighter Tonic, 135
      Fish meal, 181                            frost on, 107               Funnel, homemade, 317
      Fishy Deer Detergent, 195,                insect pest control for,
         204                                         106, 122, 134, 157
      Flea beetles, 274, 275, 301
      Flea collars, for pest control,
         326
                                                movable beds for, 152
                                                mulching, 142
                                                planting, 109, 112, 143,
                                                                                       G
      Floating row covers, 155,                      146, 153, 156, 198,    Garden Cure-All Tonic, 214,
         283                                         199                      226
      Flour, 173, 208, 211, 224,                propagating, 124–125,       Garden planning, 68
         254, 279, 306                               127, 148               Garlic
      Flourishing Fern Tonic, 317               pruning, 110, 115, 117            for animal pest
      Flower Defender Tonic, 131                from seed, 147                        control, 218
      Flower Flea Fluid, 132                    self-sowing, 149                  in animal pest control
      Flower Garden Nightcap,                   as soil amendment,                    tonics, 24, 72, 128,
         102, 133                                    106                              224, 245
      Flowering Houseplant Soil                 soil pH for, 110                  for colds or flu, 346


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            for disease control, 255    Grass clippings, 5, 27, 28,      Grubs, 42
            in disease control             120, 135                      Gypsum
                tonic, 264              Grass Seed Starter Tonic, 29         in clean-up tonic, 40
            growing, 265                Grass stains, 338                    in fertilizer tonics, 45,
            for insect pest control,    Great-Guns Garlic Spray,                 113, 114, 115, 117,
                305                        227                                   225, 228, 281, 302
            in insect pest control      Greenbugs. See Aphids                for lawns, 18, 51
                tonics, 10, 108, 155,   Greensand, 104, 143, 181             in planting tonics, 84,
                176, 178, 226, 227,     Grits, in bird food, 339                 96, 149, 153, 270
                230, 232, 265, 275,     Groundcovers, 212–239. See           for protecting lawns,
                276, 283, 307              also specific pests or dis-           54
            properties of, xiv             eases; specific types             in soil-building tonics,
      Garlic-and-Onion Juice, 265             animal pest control                94, 130, 143, 238,
      Gas, on lawns, 40                           for, 218, 224                  263
      Gatorade®, 32, 118                      Around the Year guide          for trees and shrubs,
      Gelatin                                     for, 213–215                   59, 73
            in fertilizer tonics, 90,         bulbs with, 223
                109, 121, 151, 229,           buying, 218
                312, 313, 321, 330
            in planting tonic, 333
      Geraniums, 136, 232
                                              care of, 237
                                              choosing, 232, 237
                                              in containers, 223
                                                                                    H
      Gin, 308                                controlling, 216           Hair
      Ginger, 343                             dividing, 223, 236              for animal pest con-
      Gladiolus, 201, 204                     fertilizing, 225, 228,               trol, 25, 37, 138
      Gloves, 345                                 229, 232                    as fertilizer, 130, 256
      Glycerin, 155                           herbs as, 217                   highlighting, 346
      Go, Go, Geraniums! Tonic,               insect pest control for,        in tonics, 68, 141, 152,
         136                                      226, 230, 232                    233
      Go Home, Dogs! Tonic, 24                planting, 225, 228, 238    Hairy vetch, 276
      Good-Bye, Gophers! Tonic,               protecting, from           Hand washing, 137, 202, 349
         25                                       pedestrians, 222       Hanging baskets, 111, 325
      Gooseberries, 249                       pruning, 239               Happy Herb Tonic, 266
      Gopher-Go Tonic, 205                    rooting hormone for,       Hardening off, 156, 292
      Gophers, 25                                 215                    Hard-water deposits, 326
      Grandma Putt’s Homemade                 on slopes, 217, 226        Healthy Container Herb
         Organic Fertilizer, 26               topdressing for, 239          Tonic, 267
      Granite dust, 26                        vines as, 231              Healthy Houseplant Tonic,
      Grape juice, 154                        watering, 220                 320
      Grass Clipping Compost                  weed control for, 216,     Hello Jell-O® Seed Starter,
         Starter, 27                              222                       268
      Grass Clipping Dissolving         Groundcover Starter Chow,        Herbal Soap Spray, 271
         Tonic, 28                         213, 228                      Herbal teas, 266




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      Herbal vinegars, 300             Houseplant Colorizer Tonic,        325, 327, 330, 331
      Herb Booster Tonic, 269            322                            Hummingbirds, 144
      Herb Garden Helper Tonic,        Houseplant Repotting Mix,        Hurry-Up-the-Harvest
         270                             310, 323                         Tonic, 244, 273
      Herb Garden Potpourri, 344       Houseplants, 309–335. See        Hydrangeas, 86
      Herbicides, 53                     also specific pests or         Hydrogen peroxide
      Herbs                              diseases                            in clean-up tonics, 201,
            aggressive, 270                 acupuncture for, 313                 326
            buying, 270                     Around the Year guide            in disease control
            culinary uses for, 266              for, 310–312                     tonic, 179
            disease control for,            containers for, 317,             in flower fertilizer
                291                             326, 329, 332                    tonic, 109
            drying, 267, 295                dusting, 335                     in herb fertilizer tonic,
            fertilizing, 266, 267,          fertilizing, 312, 313,               266
                269                             316, 318, 319, 320,          in houseplant fertilizer
            freezing, 269                       322, 324, 328, 330,              tonics, 312, 313,
            as groundcovers, 217                331, 335                         319, 330
            harvesting, 269                 holiday, 321, 334                in lawn fertilizer tonic,
            planting, 270, 289, 329         humidity for, 325, 327,              48
            as windowsill garden,               330, 331                     in planting tonics, 92,
                267                         insect pest control for,             127, 146
      Hit-the-Trail Mix, 243, 272               314, 320, 323, 326,          in rose fertilizer
      Holiday Houseplant Tonic,                 331                              tonics, 186, 192
         312, 321                           insulating, 315                  in skunk odor
      Hopper Repeller Tonic, 30             light for, 318, 320, 330,            remover tonic, 347
      Hops, 167                                 332                          in tree and shrub
      Horsetail Anti-Fungus Spray,          music for, 313                       fertilizer tonics, 79,
         137                                potting, 318                         88, 90
      Horticultural oil, 13, 97, 251        propagating, 335                 in vine and ground-
      Hoses, 21, 103, 305                   protecting, from cold,               cover fertilizer
      Hostas, 199                               325, 328                         tonics, 220, 229
      Hot Bite Brew, 138                    staking, 327                     in weed control tonic,
      Hot Bug Brew, 178                     transplanting, 333                   16
      Hot sauce, 105, 188                   washing, 314, 315, 325,
            in animal pest control              334
                tonics, 37, 72, 128,
                138, 210, 272, 278,
                295
                                            watering, 316, 319,
                                                320, 321, 322,
                                                324, 325, 328,
                                                                                     I
            in clean-up tonic, 42               330, 334                Indoor Clean-Up Tonic, 312,
            in insect pest control     Houseplant Treat Tonic,             325
                tonics, 131, 276         324                            Insect bites, 341, 342
                                       Humidity, for houseplants,       Insect pest control. See also




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          specific pests
             for bulbs, 199, 206,
                 207, 209
                                                   K                                 26, 32, 34, 45, 47, 52
                                                                                 heat stress in, 48
                                                                                 insect pest control for,
             for containers,           Keep-’Em-Clean Tonic, 326                     7, 42, 46
                 227                   Kelp, 75, 204, 236, 335                   mowing, 9, 28, 30–31,
             for flowers, 106, 122,    Kick-in-the-Grass Tonic, 31                   41, 48, 49, 89
                 134, 157              Kitchen scraps, 136, 287                  overseeding, 22, 47
             for fruit, 284            Kneeling pads, 233                        pollutants or gas on, 40
             for houseplants, 314,     Knock-’Em-Dead Insect                     removing, 40
                 320, 323, 326, 331       Tonic, 275                             repairing, 18, 31, 39,
             for lawns, 7, 42, 46      Kool-Aid®, 291                                41, 44, 51
             mulch and, 159, 226                                                 from seed, 29, 35
             for roses, 174, 175,                                                trimming, 52
                 176, 178, 180, 182,
                 187, 191
             for trees and shrubs,
                                                    L                            watering, 20, 33, 39
                                                                                 weed-and-feed
                                                                                     products for, 35
                 63, 65, 76, 83, 86    Lacewings, 10, 184                        weed control for, 6, 8,
             vacuum cleaners for,      Ladders, as herb gardens,                     16, 38, 41, 53
                 219                      270                             Lawn Snack Tonic, 3, 5, 34
             for vegetables, 243,      Lady beetles, 10, 63               Lawn Starter Tonic, 35
                 265, 271, 275, 276,   Lamb’s ears, 239                   Lawn sweepers, 32
                 280, 282–283, 286,    Lamp shades, for frost pro-        Layering, 231
                 305                      tection, 260                    Leaf-cutter bees, 186
             for vines and             Last Supper Tonic, 32              Leafhoppers, 30, 132
                 groundcovers, 226,    Laundry soap, 21, 23, 92           Leaf mold, 263, 332
                 230, 232              Lavender, 134, 271, 341, 344,      Leaves
      Insect repellents, 341, 342         349                                    as fertilizer, 135
      Iris, 139                        Lawn Freshener Tonic, 33                  raking, 32
      Iris borers, 139                 Lawn mowers. See Lawns,                   in tonics, 252, 259
      Iris Energizer Tonic, 139           mowing                          Lemons, for hand washing,
      Iron, 177                        Lawns, 1–55. See also specific         349
      Iron sulfate, 77                    pests or diseases               Lethal Leaf-Eater Spray, 230
                                             aerating, 6, 11, 45          Lethal Weapon Tonic, 276
                                             animal pest control          Lettuce, 254, 258, 282, 329


                   J                            for, 24–25, 37
                                             Around the Year guide
                                                for, 2–5
                                                                          Light, for houseplants, 318,
                                                                              320, 330, 332
                                                                          Lilies, 199, 206
      Japanese beetles, 165, 174             dethatching, 15, 46, 50      Lime
      Jell-O®, 268                           disease control for, 6,             in clean-up tonic, 40
      Jerry’s Lime Rickey, 274                  7, 9, 12                         in disease control
      Just Desserts Tonic, 214, 229          drought protection                      tonic, 249
                                                for, 19–20                       in fertilizer tonics, 45,
                                             fertilizing, 6, 8, 20, 23,              77, 221


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           in insect pest control        Milk jugs, recycling, 277             37, 94, 314, 323
               tonics, 274, 307          Milky spore, 42                     Moth repellent, 344
           in planting tonics, 149,      Millet, 340                         Mouthwash
               153, 270                  Milorganite®, 239                        in clean-up tonics, 7,
           soil testing and, 47          Mineral oil, 272                             22, 42, 188, 325,
      Limestone, 143                     Mint, 270, 305, 344                          326, 334
                                         Miracle Mum Booster, 141                 in disease control
                                         Mite-Free Fruit Tree Mix, 279                tonics, 9, 12, 21, 199


                 M                       Mites, 231, 279
                                         Molasses
                                               in bulb fertilizer tonic,
                                                                                  in fertilizer tonics, 47,
                                                                                      267, 322
                                                                                  in insect pest control
      Magical Mealybug Mix, 327                     198                               tonics, 17, 46, 76,
      Magical Mildew Control, 140              in disease control                     83, 131, 199
      Magical Mildew Remover, 36                    tonic, 135                    in lawn repair tonic, 31
      Magic Marigold Salve, 337                in flower fertilizer               in mulching tonics,
      Mailboxes, for garden                         tonics, 107, 129, 161             142, 159
         storage, 307                          in houseplant fertilizer           properties of, xii
      Manure                                        tonic, 315                    in soil-building tonics,
            as fertilizer, 260                 in insect pest control                 237, 294
            in fertilizer tonics, 26,               tonic, 145                    in tree wound
                113, 221, 259                  in lawn fertilizer tonic,              sterilizer, 95
            as mulch, 167                           8                             in weed control tonic,
            in planting tonic, 183             properties of, xiv                     38
            in potting soil mixes,             in rose fertilizer            Mouthwatering Melon Mix,
                158, 332                            tonics, 167                277
            in seedling tonic, 156             in sports drink tonic,        Movable beds, 152
      Marigolds, 232, 282, 337                      343                      Mud stains, 337
      Marvelous Melon Soil Mix,                as stain remover, 338         Mugwort, 134
         277                                   in tree and shrub             Mulch
      Matches, as fertilizer, 285                   fertilizer tonics, 66,        animal pests and, 64,
      Mealybugs, 327                                74, 87                            105
      Melons, 277, 283, 290, 303               in vegetable fertilizer            applying, 142, 159
      Mice, 96, 105, 259, 278                       tonic, 247                    carpeting as, 246
      Mighty-Mite Rhubarb Spray,               in vine and ground-                coffee as, xii
         231                                        cover fertilizer              grass clippings as, 5, 27
      Mighty Mouse Control, 278                     tonic, 218                    for grass seed, 29
      Mildew Relief Tonic, 179           Mole Chaser Tonic, 3, 37                 insect pests and, 159,
      Milk                               Moles, 37, 218                               226
            in facial tonics, 346, 349   Mosquitoes, 14, 342                      for roses, 167
            in garden tonics, 135,       Moss, 36, 38, 78                         snow as, 140
                171, 223, 268, 276,      Moss Buster Brew, 38                     watering and, 225
                299, 306                 Moss-Grow Tonic, 345                     for weed control,
            for sunburn, 343             Mothballs or flakes, 24, 25,                 180


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      Mulch Moisturizer Tonic,               beneficial, 7, 17, 42            storing, 273
        100, 142                             pests, 145, 298                  in vegetable fertilizer
      Murphy’s Oil Soap®               Nets, as trellises, 248                    tonic, 305
           in animal pest control      Nettle Tea, 280                   Orange Aid Elixir, 282
               tonics, 105, 278, 295   Nifty Hummingbird Nectar,         Orange peel, in tonics, 187
           in clean-up tonics, 42,        144                            Organic Rose Food, 181
               188                     No-Jive Chive Spray, 78           Ornamental Grass Chow,
           in disease control          No Mo’ Nematodes Tonic,             233
               tonics, 119, 140           145                            Ornamental grasses, 233, 236
           in fertilizer tonic, 269    Nuts, in bird food, 340           Outdoor furniture, cleaning,
           in insect pest control      Nut Tree Booster, 281               345
               tonics, 15, 17, 30,     Nut trees                         Out-to-Lunch Mix, 194, 206
               43, 46, 63, 70, 134,          animal pest conrol for,
               180, 219, 226, 271,              259, 295
               293
           in seed-starter tonic,
               292
                                             toxins in, 281
                                                                                     P
           in weed control tonic,
               38
      Muscles, sore, 337
                                                  O                      Painted daisies, 122
                                                                         Pantyhose, uses for, 137,
                                                                            155, 273
      Mushrooms, 21, 92                Oak leaves, in tonics, 62         Paralyzing Pest Salsa, 283
      Music, for houseplants, 313      Oatmeal                           Parsley, 183
      Mustard, dry                           in bird food, 339           Peaches, 255
           in animal pest control            as fertilizer, 130          Peach Protection Tonic, 284
               tonic, 208, 224, 272          for foot care, 343          Peanut butter, 339
           in insect pest control            in tonics, 96, 141, 152,    Peanut shells, 180
               tonic, 55                         233                     Peas, 290, 298
      Mustard, oil of, for pest        Oil’s Well That Ends Well         Peat moss
        control, 24                       Tonic, 180                           for cuttings, 124
      Mustard, prepared, for pest      One-a-Day® vitamins, 229,               in fertilizer tonics, 113,
        control, 243                      328                                      114, 225
                                       Onions                                  for insulating
                                             in animal pest control                houseplants, 315


                 N                               tonics, 128, 265
                                             in disease control
                                                 tonic, 171
                                                                               in planting tonics, 149,
                                                                                   153, 183
                                                                               in potting soil mix, 111
      Natural Bug-Busting Juice,             growing, 253                      in seed-starter mix,
        232                                  in insect pest control                297
      Natural Houseplant Food,                   tonics, 10, 108, 155,         in topdressing, 239
        328                                      168, 178, 226, 230,     Pedialite®, 118
      Natural Nutrients for                      275, 276, 283           Pencils, as stakes, 327
        Neglected Soil, 143                  ornamental, 206             Pencil shavings, for pest
      Nematodes                              as rose companion, 168         control, 326


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      Pennyroyal, 341                        flowers, 109, 112, 143,   Pumpkins, 277
      Pepper Boost Tonic, 285                    146, 153, 156, 198,
      Peppermint oil, 103, 182, 337              199
      Peppermint Soap Spray, 182
      Peppers
            in animal pest control
                                             groundcovers, 225,
                                                 228, 238
                                             herbs, 270, 289, 329
                                                                                 Q
                tonics, 24, 128, 245         roses, 183, 190           Quackgrass, 234
            growing, 257, 285                seeds, xii, 126, 147,     Quack-Up Slug Cookies,
            handling, 285                        251, 291, 297           234
            in insect pest control           trees and shrubs, 58,     Quassia Slug Spray, 154
                tonics, 174, 178,                67, 68, 82, 83, 84,   Quick Thrip Control, 184
                226, 230, 283, 286               85, 90
            in vegetable fertilizer          vegetables, 244, 291,



         146
                tonic, 305
      Perennial Planting Potion,
                                                 292, 300
                                       Plant lice. See Aphids
                                       Plug Perker-Upper Tonic, 39
                                                                                  R
      Perennials. See Flowers          Poinsettias, 334                Rabbits, 96, 138, 155, 204,
      Perennial Seed Send-Off          Poison ivy, 216, 341               259
         Tonic, 101, 147               Pollution Solution Tonic, 40    Raccoons, 278
      Perennial Transplant Tonic,      Postplanting Plug Mix, 41       Radishes, 265, 280, 329
         102, 148                      Potatoes, 294, 337, 348         Raised beds, 135, 170, 249
      Perfect Herb Soil Mix, 329       Potted Plant Booster Shot,      Raisins, 339, 340
      Perfect Partners Planting           330                          Raspberries, 298
         Mix, 149                      Potted Plant Picnic, 101, 151   Rhubarb, 231, 287, 346
      Perfect Perennial Potting        Potting Soil Booster Mix,       Rhubarb Bug Repellent, 207
         Soil, 150                        100, 152                     Rise-’n’-Shine Clean-Up
      Perfect Rose Planting Mix,       Powdery mildew, 36, 119,           Tonic, 2, 42
         183                              137, 171, 179, 249           Robust Rhubarb Tonic, 287
      Perlite, 158, 297                Pre-Plant Perennial Garden      Robust Rose Food, 185
      Pest control. See Animal            Tonic, 153                   Rock gardens, 114
         pest control; Insect pest     Propagation. See Cuttings;      Rock phosphate, 181
         control                          Division; Layering           Rooting hormone, 215
      Pest Pulverizer Potion,          Pruning                         Root maggots, xii, 272, 275
         286                                 flowering perennials,     Root Pruning Tonic, 61, 79
      pH level. See Soil testing                 117                   Rose Ambrosia, 186
      Pinching, 115, 117, 181                groundcovers, 239         Rose Aphid-Fighter Tonic,
      Pinecones, as moisture                 ornamental grasses, 236      187
         meters, 316                         roses, 168–169, 174,      Rose Clean-Up Tonic, 165,
      Planters. See Container gar-               178, 181, 185            188
         dening; Houseplants                 trees and shrubs, 66,     Rose dust, 12
      Planting                                   77, 80, 82, 87, 95    Rose geranium oil, 341
            bulbs, 200, 202, 208,            vines, 230                Rose hips, 178, 186, 346
                210, 211               Pruning tools, 87, 236          Rose Hips Tonic, 346


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      Rosemary, 344, 347                       191                       Recovery Tonic, 242, 292
      Rose Revival Tonic, 165, 189         winter prep for, 182,      Seeds
      Roses, 162–192. See also                 188                           flowers from, 126, 152
        specific pests or diseases    Rose stems, for pest                   germination test for,
           Around the Year guide         control, 37                            289
               for, 163–165           Rose Transplant Tonic, 190             planting, xii, 126, 147,
           avoiding chemicals on,     Rot-Go Tonic, 288                         251, 291, 297
               179                    Royal Clematis Cocktail,               protecting, from rain,
           bare-root, 164, 189           235                                    294
           buying, 170                Rubbing alcohol, 122, 132,             sprouting, 306
           choosing, 171, 174,           171                                 storing, 295
               181, 184, 188          Rust Relief Tonic, 236                 vegetables from, 268,
           climbing, 167                                                        289
           companions for, 168,                                       Seed Starter Solution, 290
               173, 183, 184, 192
           disease control for, 172
           drying, 182
                                                  S                   Shrub Greening Tonic, 80
                                                                      Shrub Grub, 58, 81
                                                                      Shrub Grub Activator, 82
           fertilizing, 166–167,      Safe-and-Sound Pest Spray,      Shrub Pest-Preventer Tonic,
               169, 172, 175, 177,        311, 331                       83
               181, 185, 186, 187,    Safety, with tonics, xv–xvi     Shrub-Planting Booster Mix,
               192                    Saffron crocus (Crocus             84
           frost protection for,          sativus), 209               Shrubs, 56–97. See also spe-
               185                    Sage, 134, 271, 344                cific pests or diseases
           holes in leaves of, 186    Salt, 160, 216, 222, 303               for animal pest con-
           insect pest control for,   Saltpeter, 9, 12                          trol, 72
               174, 175, 176, 178,    Sand                                   animal pest control
               180, 182, 187, 191            as deicer, 54                      for, 69
           miniature, 187                    in tonics, 124, 150,            Around the Year guide
           mulching, 167                         252, 277, 329, 332             for, 57–61
           own-root roses, 180        Sandpaper, for slug control,           bulbs under, 201
           pest control for, 173          154                                choosing, 72, 83, 86
           planting, 183, 190         Scale insects, 78, 219                 disease control for, 63
           propagating, 182           Scare-’Em-All Tonic, 155               for erosion control, 62
           pruning, 168–169, 174,     Scat-Cat Solution, 208                 fertilizing, 62, 88, 89
               178, 181, 185          Seaweed extract, 331                   foundation plants, 66,
           rain on, 191               Seaweed meal, 26                          75, 81
           root suckers on, 175       Seed and Soil Energizer, 241,          insect pest control for,
           site selection for, 166,       289                                   63, 65, 76, 83, 86
               170                    Seedlings, 244, 291, 297               planting, 58, 82, 83, 84,
           watering, 169, 177,        Seedling-Saver Solution, 291              85
               179, 185               Seedling Strengthener                  as privacy fences, 97
           weed control for, 180          Solution, 156                      protecting, from
           wind protection for,       Seedling Transplant                       freezes, 77, 88


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            pruning, 66, 77, 80, 82,    Splinters, 348                              tonic, 152
                87, 95                  Sports drink tonic, 343                 in sports drink tonic,
            salt-tolerant, 66           Spot Seed Tonic, 44                         343
            vines on, 80                Spotted deadnettle (Lamium        Summer patch, 9
            washing windows and,            maculatum), 234               Summer Soother Tonic, 4, 48
                91                      Spreaders, 22, 23                 Sunburn
            watering, 76, 84, 92        Spring Soil Energizer, 241, 294         in gardeners, 343, 348
            weed control for, 75        Spring Wake-Up Tonic, 2, 45             in plants, 96, 104
      Shrub Stimulator Tonic, 85        Sprinklers, 220                   Sunflowers, 305
      Simple Soap and Oil Spray,        Sprinkling can, mini, 345         Sunflower seeds, 340
         60, 86                         Squash, 283, 290                  Sunscald, 69
      Skin lotion, 337                  Squeaky Clean Tonic, 46           Super Citrus Potting Soil,
      Skunk-Away Pet Bath, 347          Squeeze test, 112                    332
      Slopes, 62, 217, 226              Squirrel Beater Tonic, 295        Super Dry Food Mix, 238
      Slug-It-Out Tonic, 209            Squirrels, 64, 210, 295           Super Seed-Starting Mix,
      Slug-Out-Slugs Spray, 43          Staking, 68, 107, 128, 161,          297
      Slugs, 43, 154, 234, 293              301, 327                      Super Shrub Restorer, 87
      Slugweiser, 293                   Stinging nettles, 280             Super Shrub Tonic, 88
      Snow, as mulch, 140               Straw, 29, 247                    Super-Simple Lavender Soap,
      Snow mold, 7                      Strawberries, 262, 296, 306,         349
      Soap                                  346                           Super Spider Mite Mix, 211
            for animal pest             Strawberry Success                Super Start-Up Tonic, 163,
                control, 138                Solution, 296                    192
            antibacterial, xiii         Stress Reliever Tonic, 47         Sweet alyssum, 238
            as first aid, 342           Stumps, removing, 91              Sweet flag (Acorus calamus),
            lavender, 349               Styrofoam® peanuts, 151              348
            by outdoor faucet, 137      Sugar                             Sweet peas, 114
            in sunburn tonic, 348             for cut flowers, 123        Sweet potatoes, 292
      Socks, for berry picking, 250           as fertilizer, 135, 187,    Sweet Success Spray, 298
      Soda, lemon-lime, 123. See                  300                     Swiss chard, 275
         also Cola                            in fertilizer tonics, 81,
      Soil Energizer Elixir, 237                  89, 117, 141, 185,
      Soil testing
            moisture level, 112,
                143
                                                  302
                                              flavored, 268
                                              for hummingbirds, 144
                                                                                      T
            pH level, 34, 38, 47, 75,         in insect pest control      Tansy, 271
                107, 110                          tonics, 184, 209,       Tansy Pest Repellent, 157
      So Long, Suckers! Spray, 191                261, 284, 293, 298      Tea
      Soothing Sunburn Bath, 348              for lawns, 20                     in clean-up tonics, 325,
      Spicy Squirrel Stopper, 210             for luring bees, 298                  326
      Spider mites, xii, 131, 173,            in moss-growing tonic,            in compost activator
         211                                      345                               tonic, 256
      Spinach, 280                            in potting soil booster           in disease control


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             tonics, 13, 179, 199            in vegetable fertilizer               for, 245
         as fertilizer, 172, 323                 tonics, 257, 258,             companions for, 271
         in flower fertilizer                    287, 304                      disease control for,
             tonics, 109, 129,               for washing house-                    288, 299
             133, 136                            plants, 315                   fertilizing, 253, 257,
         in fruit fertilizer tonic,          in weed control                       300
             250                                 tonics, 16, 53                juicing, 257
         herbal, 266                  Tepees, for vines, 227                   planting, 300
         in herb fertilizer           Terrific Topdressing, 213, 239           pollinating, 258
             tonics, 266, 267         Terrific Tree Chow, 58, 89               suckering, 258
         in houseplant fertilizer     Terrific Turf Tonic, 49                  in tonics, 283
             tonics, 313, 316,        Thatch, 15, 46, 50                 Tomato leaves, in tonics,
             319, 321, 322, 324,      Thatch Buster™, 19                    171, 301
             328                      Thatch Control Tonic, 50           Toodle-oo Terrors Tonic,
         in insect pest control       Thorny stems or shrubs, for           301
             tonics, 176, 199,           pest control, 37, 72, 128       Toodle-oo Tick Spray, 91
             327                      Thrips, 176, 184, 191, 201         Tools
         in lawn fertilizer           Thyme, 344                               back health and, 338
             tonics, 33, 39, 47,      Ticks, 91                                loss prevention for,
             48, 49, 52               Timely Tree Tonic, 59, 90                    190
         in lawn repair tonics,       Tire rim, as hose holder, 305            as measuring devices,
             44, 51                   Tire-Track Remover Tonic,                    228
         in mulching tonic, 159          51                                    for planting, 294
         in planting tonics, 67,      Toads, for pest control, 122             for pruning, 87, 236
             92, 112, 125, 127,       Tobacco, properties of, xiv              rust prevention for,
             148, 190, 202, 262,      Tobacco mosaic virus, 288                    116
             333                      Tobacco tea                              storage for, 307
         in potting soil mix, 323            in animal pest control      Topsoil, 111, 170, 329
         properties of, xiv                      tonic, 224              Transplant Treat Tonic, 333
         in rose fertilizer                  in clean-up tonics, 7,      Tree and Shrub Trans-
             tonics, 177, 186,                   22, 42, 188                planting Tonic, 61, 92
             192                             in disease control          Tree Chow Energizing Tonic,
         in seedling tonic, 156                  tonics, 9, 12              58, 93
         in seed-starter tonics,             in fertilizer tonics, 47,   Tree-Mendous Planting
             29, 152, 289, 290,                  73                         Booster Mix, 96
             292                             in insect pest control      Trees, 56–97. See also Fruit
         in soil-building tonics,                tonics, 17, 30, 46,        trees; specific pests or
             237, 277, 294                       76, 83, 131, 132, 176      diseases
         for sunburn, 343             Tomato Blight Buster, 299                animal pest control
         in tree and shrub            Tomato Booster Tonic, 300                    for, 64, 69, 96
             fertilizer tonics, 73,   Tomatoes                                 Around the Year guide
             79, 85, 90                      animal pest control                   for, 57– 61




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             bulbs under, 201                  lawn damage from, 18                 303
             choosing, 93                      properties of, xiv               insect pest control for,
             disease control for, 63           in tonics, 32, 46, 64,               243, 265, 271, 275,
             evergreen, 65, 73, 74, 93             105, 188, 205                    276, 280, 282–283,
             fertilizing, 89, 90                                                    286, 305
             insect pest control for,                                           insulating root vegeta-
                 63, 65, 76, 83, 86
             mowing or trimming
                 around, 31, 89, 90
                                                     V                              bles, 264
                                                                                planting, 244, 291, 292,
                                                                                    300
             planting, 58, 67, 68, 82,   Vacuum cleaners, for pest              pollination of, 298
                 83, 90                     control, 219                        soil amendments for,
             planting under, 65, 94      Vanilla, 348                               281
             protecting, from            Vegetable dust, 12, 226                staking, 301
                 freezes, 77             Vegetable oil                          straw bed for, 247
             pruning, 95                       in disease control               trellis for, 248
             scaled to house, 79                   tonics, 103, 236             walnut trees and, 281
             staking, 68                       in insect pest control           watering, 303, 304
             stimulating sap flow in,              tonics, 86, 180, 219,        weed control for, 253,
                 79                                331                              264, 308
             sunburn in, 96                    for leather gloves, 345     Veggie Harvest Bath, 243,
             sunscald in, 69                   in sunburn tonic, 348          303
             watering, 67, 76, 92        Vegetable Power Powder,           Veggie Tonic, 304
             weeping, 97                    241, 302                       Veggie Vitalizer, 305
             as windbreaks, 93           Vegetables, 240–308. See          Vermiculite, 111, 297
      Tree Snack Mix, 60, 94                also specific pests or         Vinegar
      Tree stumps, removing, 91             diseases; specific types            for cut flowers, 123
      Tree Wound Sterilizer Tonic,             animal pest control              in disease control
          60, 95                                   for, 245, 246, 272               tonic, 172
      Trellises, 248, 271, 298, 305            Around the Year guide            for hard-water
      Tulips, 205, 207, 211                        for, 241–244                     deposits, 326
      Turf Power Tonic, 2, 52                  bed size for, 264                herbal, 300
                                               disease control for,             in insect pest control
                                                   255, 264, 291                    tonics, 63, 261, 283,


                  U                            drought and, 247
                                               fertilizing, 247, 280,
                                                   304
                                                                                    284
                                                                                in seed-starter tonics,
                                                                                    147, 306
      Ultra-Light Potting Soil, 158            foliar feeding, 307              in skunk odor
      Umbrellas, as stakes, 107                frost on, 273                        remover tonic, 347
      Undercover Mulch Booster,                frost protection for,            in sports drink tonic,
         159                                       260, 273, 292                    343
      Urine                                    harvesting, 248, 302,            in vegetable harvesting




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                tonic, 303                     153                          in planting tonics, 92,
            in weed control                houseplants, 316, 319,               115, 333
                tonics, 160, 216,              320, 321, 322, 324,          properties of, xv
                222, 308                       325, 328, 330, 334           in seed-starter tonic,
      Vines, 212–239. See also             lawns, 20, 33, 39                    289
         specific pests or diseases;       mulch and, 225              Whiteflies, 131, 317
         specific types                    roses, 169, 177, 179,       Whitefly Wipeout Tonic, 306
            Around the Year guide              185                     Wild Mustard Tea, 307
                for, 213–215               trees and shrubs, 67,       Wild Weed Wipeout Tonic,
            fertilizing, 225, 229,             76, 84, 92                243, 308
                232                        vegetables, 303, 304        Wind, 191
            as groundcovers, 231           vines and ground-           Windbreaks, 93
            insect pest control for,           covers, 220             Wine, 177
                226, 230, 232          Water softeners, 33             Winter care, 133, 182, 188
            propagating, 231           Weatherproof™, 19, 76, 97       Winter Survival Strategies,
            pruning, 230               Webworms, 17                      97
            as screen, 236             Weed-and-feed products, 35      Winter Walkway Protection
                over shrubs, 80        Weed control                      Tonic, 5, 54
            supporting, 234, 235           for flower gardens,         Winter Wash, 334
            on tepees, 227                     131, 140, 142           Winter Wonder Drug, 335
            training, 235                  for groundcovers, 216,      Witch hazel, 76, 341
            tying, 219                         222                     Wonderful Weed Killer, 160
            undesirable, 238               for lawns, 6, 8, 16, 38,    Wood ashes
            watering, 220                      41, 53                       as fertilizer, 113
            weed control for, 222          mulch as, 142                    for insect pest control,
      Vitamin B1, 125, 139, 192,               after rains, 160                 272
         312, 321, 330                     for roses, 180                   in tonics, 26, 104, 143,
      Vitamin tablets, in tonics,          for shrubs, 75                       149, 153, 307, 318
         229, 319, 328                     for vegetables, 253,        Wool, composting, 157
      Voles, 64, 105                           264, 308                Worms-Away Tonic, 55
                                           for walkways, 160           Wormwood leaves, 70, 271
                                       Weed Killer Prep Tonic, 3,


                W                        53
                                       Wheat bran, 234
                                       Wheat germ, 340                            Y
      Wagons, uses for, 152, 292       Whiskey
      Walkways, 54, 160                    as fertilizer, 150          Year-Round Refresher Tonic,
      Walnuts, 281                         in fertilizer tonics, 79,       161
      Water, filtered, 324                     90, 109, 121, 151,      Yeast, 184, 209, 293
      Watering                                 192, 220, 304, 312,     Yellow archangel (Lamium
          flowers, 103, 104, 118,              313, 330                    galeobdolon), 234
                                                                       Yogurt, 343




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