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We operate 28 family owned and operated stores throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. At your local Earl May Garden Center you’ll find more than just plants. You’ll find friendly, helpful staff and everything you need to enhance your outdoor living space.


Fall Planting is the Best

In our Midwest climate, mid-August to mid-October is ideal for planting a variety of plants. We love this time of year as the weather cools above ground while the soil stays warm below ground. This is especially important to promote good roots for a hardier plant next spring.

October: The Best Time to Control Weeds

When is the best time to control weeds in your lawn? The answer may surprise you, but it’s actually fall. Late season applications of herbicides strike weeds when they are most vulnerable. This makes it easier to kill weeds this time of year than any other.

Mums: Choosing the Best Ones

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are bursting with the colors of the season! What better way to enjoy some fall color than with mums. It's so inviting to walk up to the front door and being greeted by bright, cheerful blooms of mums and pumpkins!

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