Looking Back Over 40 Years: We Grew a Lawn on Concrete
My first job after college was a County Extension Agent in Northern Virginia. This proved to be a great learning opportunity to help prepare me for a 40 year Scotts career that began in September, 1973. Looking back, I jumped at the chance to work at Scotts for two reasons: First, I experienced customer loyalty to Scotts products first hand while working in a Garden Center during high school in the 1960’s. And second, I was very impressed with the company when Scotts invited me to join other Extension Agents for a tour of their Ohio R&D facilities in 1972.
Over the years I have had lots of jobs at Scotts from California to Ohio to the United Kingdom to Georgia. I have had the opportunity to train Scotts Retailers in every state and been involved in marketing, promotion and advertising. I do not want to bore you with lots of stories, however one I think you will get a kick out of is Scotts answer to all the folks who would say they could not have a decent lawn because they had bad dirt. How do you show that you can have a nice lawn with the proper seed, lawn food, and care? Grow it on concrete.