What is it with this company? I buy a Scott brand rotary spreader back
in 2000 (its called the Easygreen 2000) but for the last couple of
years if I buy their fertilizer it doesn't even list my spreader on
the back of the bag! I thought by buying the Scott namebrand I could
at least have to avoid doing complex math to use my spreader properly!
Buy someone elses fertilizer and check the bag before you buy it. I
have a Scotts SpeedyGreen spreader and almost always find it listed on
other bags of fertilizer. If not, I just load it up and adjust
BTW, I think the Scotts lawn products are very good, but way
overpriced compared to alternatives. Plus, they encourage over use of
fertilizer/weedkiller, etc. Basicly, with their 4 step marketing,
they tell you to put down weedkiller all over the whole lawn at a
certain time, even if you have 12 dandelions that could be easily and
more effectively spot treated. Not good for the environment and not
as effective against the weeds either.
I live only a few miles from Scotts. They are not the same company they
once were and like so many great companies corporate management is to blame.
What CEO is going to care what happens 15 years in the future? Get the
stock up high in the next three years because I will be leaving. After that
I would also suggest that their fertilizing philosophy is based to sell
fertilizer not really take care of the grass. But that is another subject.
On Sun, 25 Mar 2007 17:55:39 -0400, "Joseph Meehan"
I"ve never smoked either, and I don't think I know anyone who does,
but I think in general there is more to this anti-smoking stuff than
protecting peopl'es health.
I think since it's no longer acceptable to pick on Blacks or Jews or
Indians or even homosexuals, people have a desire to pick on someone,
and they've chosen smokers. Because in a way, they can't defend
themselves. It's similar to the GEICO commercials where they say, "So
easy a caveman could do it", and in the commericals the Cavemen are
objecting, but unsuccessfully.
In Maryland last week, the wise legislature banned smoking at all bars
and restaurants in the state, including even private clubs like
veterans' halls, even if the members vote for it.
Oh, there is also a proposal to ban trans-fat at all restaurants. Not
only is there the desire to have a group to pick on but the general
desire to be powerful. When they say that power corrupts, it's not
just about accepting graft, it's about exerting power for its own
In the case of employers telling employees that they cannot smoke if
they are employed there, the issue is healthcare costs. In every
instance I am aware of, when companies do this, they are paying for
the employees health insurance. Their rational is that if the
employees do not smoke, it lowers their cost for health insurance. On
that basis, it would seem the argument does have validity. I guess
they could offer an alternative, which is if you want to smoke, you're
going to pay the increased cost for your health insurance yourself.
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