October Specials


October Tips

It’s time to get your lawn ready for the long, cold winter ahead.   Follow these steps and your lawn will green-up faster next spring.


Core aerate to prevent soil compaction, improve rooting and to help water and fertilizer get to the roots of your lawn.
Cut your lawn at the same height as you have all year (2 1/2” - 3” right?  That is where your lawn wants to be cut.) 
Apply lime to correct soil pH.  For established lawns, don’t apply more than 50#/1000ft²
Rake if you have a lot of leaves.  Your lawn needs to be able to breath.   Raking will prevent your lawn from being smothered.
October is the time to put Winter Coat on your lawn.  This is the final and most important step in Jay-Mar’s Lawn Ranger Program.  Winter Coat lawn food provides potassium, essential for root development.  Your lawn wants to spend it’s energy on building roots, not shoots.  Limit your nitrogen application and let your lawn get ready to go dormant. 
Fall is a good time to transplant woody landscape plants.  Dig the hole 4-5 times wider than the plant’s root ball.  Many plants are sensitive to being planted deeper than they were growing originally, so try not to dig the hole any deeper than the root ball, so that settling does not occur after planting.  Use the same soil to backfill, without adding organic matter or fertilizer.  Mulch the area over the roots and stake the trees securely.

Protect your pets from ticks.  Summer’s over, but don’t let down your guard.  This is the time for the second wave of tick infestation.  Jay-Mar has lots of protection options for dogs and cats. 

Don’t forget your garden!  There’s lots to do here too…

      - Clean up remaining vegetation to minimize insect and disease problems.

      - Cover perennials, vegetable, bulb and strawberry beds.

      - Dig and divide crowded bulbs and perennials

      - Plant bulbs for next year

      - Prune dead and diseased wood on trees and shrubs

      - Start a compost pile





Our Waupaca store has closed, but your favorite Jay-Mar Bird Seeds, Fertilizers, Pet Foods and Wildlife Food Plot products are still available.  Silver Mist Garden Center is conveniently located just a couple miles south of Waupaca on Hwy 22.
Silver Mist Garden Center


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Jay-Mar, Inc. is a family-owned company in Plover, WI. Jay-Mar, Inc.'s retail store carries a full-line of premium dog and cat foods and pet supplies, small animal feeds and supplies, lawn and garden fertilizers, soils, seeds and supplies, wild and domestic bird feeds, feeders and supplies, horse feeds and equine supplies, unique garden giftware, wildlife feed plot seeds and fertilizers. Jay-Mar, Inc. features Purina Mills and Nutrena feeds.

Jay-Mar, Inc. is your total agri-supplier providing farmers with liquid and dry fertilizers, farm seed, crop protection products and custom application, soil and tissue testing services, packaging, sprayer and fertilizer equipment parts and storage tanks.

Jay-Mar, Inc. has a retail store on Hwy B in Plover.

Jay-Mar, Inc.'s knowledgeable staff will help you make your home or hobby farm, the best place on earth.