Tis the Season to Be Jolly! It also is the Season to be Safe. Try this recipe for a tree freshener and use the safety tips to make sure your home is safe this holiday season.
This is an old recipe that was shared with me by John Davis who for many years served as the area Horticulture Specialist for MSU-ES.
In a 2-liter bottle, mix:
- 6 to 8 oz. of a non-diet soft drink, the clearer the better
- 2 oz. vinegar or 2 aspirin
- 1 oz. mouthwash, the clearer the better
Continue filling the container with tap water until full. Shake and add to water reservoir of your Christmas tree stand. Keep some mix on hand and add as needed.
Here are a few safety tips from Ted Gordon, MSUES/MAFES Risk Management Manager: