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ANSWERS TO THE 10 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAWNS

 MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The O.M. Scott & Sons Company (NASDAQ: SCTT) has provided the following answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about lawns:
 1. When is it time to seed my lawn?
 As soon as weather permits in the spring. Seeding of thin established lawns can be done on frozen ground. For new lawns, soil must be tilled and dry first. Seed will germinate when daytime temperatures are consistently 68 to 85 degrees F (soil temperature approximately 55 degrees).
 2. How do I know if I need crabgrass preventer?
 You need it if your lawn had crabgrass or other annual grassy weeds last summer and fall, or just to make certain the lawn remains free of annual weeds if you had little or none last year. If you used crabgrass preventer for the past two years and annual weeds have been absent that long, use straight Turf Builder(R) lawn fertilizer in early spring.
 3. How do I prevent broadleaf weeds (dandelions, chickweed, etc.)?
 These can't be prevented, but Turf Builder Plus 2(R) will eliminate the weeds after they are actively growing. It will also help build thick, healthy turf to help prevent reinvasion by weeds after treatment.
 4. If we're trying to keep grass clippings out of landfills, why should I apply fertilizer to make my grass grow?
 Not all lawn fertilizers are made the same -- and they don't all have the same effect on your grass. Scotts Turf Builder(R) fertilizer contains patented slow-release nitrogen to feed your lawn as it needs to be fed, keeping it thick and green without causing surge growth and excess clippings.
 Regular applications of Turf Builder, combined with regular mowing, will allow you to let clippings fall back onto your lawn where they will release nutrients as they decompose.
 5. How can I control grubs and other lawn insects?
 To control grubs, apply Turf Builder(R) Plus Insect Control in early June and August, thoroughly watering it into the soil following application. Grubs will become inactive in a week or two.
 To control other insects, apply when damage is first noticed. See instructions on package for specific directions.
 6. When is the best time of day to water my lawn?
 The best time is early in the morning; the next best is late afternoon or early evening. Lawn disease proliferates actively when sun is absent, so especially avoid late evening waterings. Daytime watering will not burn the grass; it actually cools the grass.
 7. Should I keep my children and pets off the lawn after I apply these products?
 Note that the package for Turf Builder Plus Halts and Turf Builder lawn fertilizer carry no restrictions for lawn use after application. For Turf Builder Plus 2, Scotts suggest you minimize use of the lawn for 24 hours after application so the particles will remain in contact with weeds. For Turf Builder Plus Insect Control, the package says to water after application and stay off the lawn until it is dry.
 The weed and insect controls in these products are diluted so you are not exposed to concentrated chemicals. The active ingredients and package labels have been reviewed and registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory bodies, and the specific formulations tested for toxicologic or environmental effects.
 8. Is fall a good time to fertilize my lawn?
 Fall is an ideal time to fertilize, since the growth patterns of your grass have changed since summer. In fall the growth is concentrated in the roots instead of the blades. This means less mowing, even after fertilizing.
 9. How do I know if my lawn needs four applications per year?
 The better-looking lawns are those that receive four applications a year. These lawns are not only better looking, but they improve our environment in some important ways. A well maintained lawn creates oxygen, purifies the air of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, traps dust and dirt particles from the air, and controls erosion. It also acts as a rain filter, to help protect our groundwater.
 10. Can I keep leftover Scotts lawn products to use later?
 Yes -- just roll the top of the bag tightly and tape it closed; store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children. It is best to use products within three years after purchase.
 -0- 4/1/93
 /CONTACT: Dave Slaybaugh of O.M. Scott & Sons, 513-644-0011; or Russ Birkos of Lord, Sullivan & Yoder Public Relations, 614-846-7777, for O.M. Scott & Sons/
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