What is the best Lawn Care for the money? The right fertilizers and weed control/killer is the key. Time release granules spread at the right time will make your lawn green and weed free. Is Scott's worth the money? Scott's fertilizers are some of the best around but they are also expensive. The granules are very small and are time released which helps control the grass growth and weeds. Grub control is essential to a healthy lawn. Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes sell some generic versions of the Scotts that will work but not as well. When to apply crabgrass preventor? The best time to apply the crabgrass preventer is in mid-April in the midwest. The soil needs to be about 65 degrees for 3 straight days for the germinate to begin.