National Geographic : 1968 May
The Garden Primer or How to Reason with Bugs and Weeds Be on the alert! Bugs, weeds and plant diseases are all set to attack your lawn and garden. WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR The suckers. Insects like aphids, leafhoppers, scale. They suck out the life juice of a plant. Some infect it with disease. At times you can spot whole colonies on a plant. But often they hide under leaves. Hidden or not, wipe them out. Spray or dust plants and shrubs with a rec ommended insecticide. And apply it right. Use a sprayer or duster that puts the bug-killer exactly where it's needed. That's what Hudson sprayers and dusters do. /With their long extensions and adjustable nozzles, you can reach into plant foliage. Get under: leaves. Cover plants thoroughly-but without over dose or waste. The leaf chewers. Insects like beetles, caterpillars. They munch on leaves, destroy a plant's food-making system. Get even with them. They can't hide from an insecticide properly applied with a Hudson sprayer or duster. The freeloaders. Plant diseases like blackspot, other fungi. They live off plants. Destroy chlorophyll. Weaken plants. A fungicide-spray or dust-will prevent or stop these troublemakers. If it's applied in a fine spray mist or dust cloud that covers all the plant the kind you get with a Hudson sprayer or duster. The lawn weeds. You know the ones-dandelions, plantain, crab grass, chickweed. They make a lawn look ugly fast. Clear them out. Apply a weed-killer with a Hudson sprayer. SIt's fast, easy. One application usually does the job. But keep spray away from flowers and shrubs. S Use the sprayer at low pressure to prevent drift. CELEBRATE IN OUR SPECIAL-OFFER DRESS Have a garden party in the gaily-colored "paper" dress shown below. Made of DuPont Reemay® polyester fabric. Only $1.25 ($1.50 in Canada) with coupon from your Hudson dealer. Or send direct to: H. D. Hudson Dress Offer, P.O . Box P2,Dept. 101, Burlington, N.C. 27215.t Specify size: S(6-8), B u The aerialists. M(9-12), L(13-16). Blood-suckers Congratulations, like mosquitoes. proud gardener. Disease-carriers like From Hudson flies. Both spoil your the name bugs and outdoor fun. Fight back. weeds fear. And First, eliminate breeding 1 gardeners love. places. For mosquitoes: *Trademark stagnant water in rain tAllow 2 to 4 weeks delivery. Offer ex gutters, old containers, bird baths. eieryece fber 31 For flies: uncovered refuse cans, 196. Void where prohibited, taxed or compost piles. otherwiserestricted. Good onlyin U.S .A. Next, spray or dust and Canada. their daytime resting .,.. .... .... . places: nearby shrubs, gar den, breezeway ceiling. That's another job for Hudson sprayers and / TT dusters. They give you the HUDSON right pattern to quickly SPRAYERS AND DUSTERS cover any surface. S© 1968 H. D. HUDSON PERFORMANCE FCl HELP FROM HUDSON Manufacturing Company Good - It comes in many shapes Chicago Illinois 60611 GURANTEES S." ' IENOAREFU N«TO ( C e° and sizes for any job, large or small. Just a few plants? Pick a Hydra-Gun® sprayer or Admiral* duster. Average-size yard? A Hudson compression sprayer with a 2 to 4-gallon tank is ideal. For larger gardens and yards, move up to power-Hudson power sprayers. Choose the 10-gallon Spra-Boy®, 12 -gallon Suburban* or 15, 30 or even 50-gal lon Matador®. You'll find Hudson sprayers and dusters where garden supplies are sold throughout the United States and Canada. Get yours now.