Lawn and Garden

Create the outdoor space of your dreams at your local Rocky’s Ace Hardware! We carry effective landscaping, gardening and lawn care products from Scotts®, Miracle Gro®, Ortho® and Whitney Farms® to help you spruce up your lawn and garden and make your neighbors green with envy.

Scotts® 4-Step® Lawn Care program

Without proper care, your lawn and garden can quickly become a battleground of grass vs. weeds. Fortunately, there’s no need for a turf war, thanks to our annual lawn care plan, the Scotts 4-Step program. We’ll show you exactly how and when to apply the steps to turn your lawn into one that is not only worthy of cookouts, kids, and play but one that is highly coveted by your neighbors.

Step 1® Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food

What it does:

Scotts Step 1 Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food can improve your lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients.  It also prevents and controls crabgrass for up to four months.

When to apply:

Apply in early spring, between March and April when temperatures are still cool.

Step 2® Weed Control Plus Lawn Food

What it does:

Scotts Step 2 Weed Control Plus Lawn Food helps build thick, green turf from the roots up. Using Scotts Exclusive Particle Technology, it attacks the weeds you see and the ones you don’t.

When to apply:

Apply in late spring, anytime between May and June, but be sure to wait 4–6 weeks after applying Step 1.

Step 3® Lawn Food With 2% Iron

What it does:

Scotts Step 3 Lawn Food With 2% Iron gives your lawn a mid-season boost. It strengthens the lawn against heat and drought.

When to apply:

Apply in the summer, between July and August, for best results.

Step 4® Fall Lawn Food

What it does:

Scotts Step 4 Fall Lawn Food assists to strengthen your lawn before the winds of winter begin to batter it. It helps build stronger roots for the winter, so you’ll see a thicker, greener lawn in the spring.

When to apply:

Apply 4–6 weeks after Step 3, between September and October, for best results.

Lime (Before Step 2)

What it does:

Lime counteracts the acidity of the soil and restores depleted nutrients, so fertilizers work more efficiently, saving you money.

When to apply:

Before  Step 2 between March and May.

Grass Seed (Before Step 2)

What it does:

 Use Grass Seed for new lawns or patching to help grow quicker, thicker, greener grass, guaranteed!

When to use:

Before Step 2 between April to May


Regional Fertilizer

Depending on your location, the needs of your lawn can vary greatly. Scotts Winterguard, for the northeast, and Scotts Bonus S, for Florida, each contain unique ingredients specialized toward providing the right care for the right lawns. Both fertilizers tackle heat, drought and activity with nutrients special to their climates to ensure that every lawn, no matter location, always stays lush and green.


Region: Northeast

What it does:

To round out your annual lawn care plan by using Scotts Winterguard to improve your lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients before its winter slumber.

When to apply:

Anytime in the fall.

Southern Weed & Feed

Region: Florida

What it does:

Southern lawns need southern fertilizer. Scotts® Turf Builder has designed a Bonus S Florida Weed & Feed to not only kill weeds but to help your lawn withstand the stresses of heat, drought and family activity.

When to apply:

When grass and seeds are actively growing

Other Lawn Challenges

For specific lawn troubles, consider some of our other lawn care products such as Grub Control, Fungicide, Milorganite and Moss Control.

Download our helpful lawn care schedule and guide and make your neighbors green with envy as they gaze upon your green lawn this season!

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