The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company(NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.
The Company owns the industry's most recognized brands. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts Miracle-Gro. In the U.K., Scotts brands include Weedol® and Pathclear®, the top-selling consumer herbicides; Evergreen®, the leading lawn fertilizer line; the Levington® line of lawn and garden products; and Miracle-Gro®. The company's leading brands in continental Europe include KB® and Fertiligne® in France and Nexa Lotte®, Celaflor® and Substral® in Germany. The company also owns Smith & Hawken®, a leading brand in the patio living category in the U.S.
Our Retail PartnersScotts Miracle-Gro brands are sold through the world's leading home improvement retail companies and mass merchandisers, which include The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Ace, TruValue, Lowe's, K-mart and Carrefour. Other key channels include large hardware chain stores, independent hardware stores, garden centers, nurseries, greenhouses, and food and drug stores.
HistoryThe Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded in 1868
by O.M. Scott as a premium seed company for the U.S. agricultural industry. In the early 1900s, the company began a lawn grass seed business for homeowners. In recent times, a significant milestone was
the merger of Scotts, the leading lawn care brand, with Miracle-Gro, the leading gardening brand, in 1995 to create the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.