About Us


Earl May Seed & Nursery has been family owned since 1919 and is among the top 10 Garden Centers in the nation*.  Our core business is providing retail products through Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas; and online at www.earlmay.com.

Earl May Garden Centers pride themselves on being the “local” lawn and garden experts. Our stores only sell plants that are Midwest hardy and are rated appropriate for the local climates.  In addition, each Earl May Garden Center has company-certified professionals on staff.  Earl May Certified Professionals are trained and experienced associates that can assist customers with all aspects of the lawn and garden.  Total customer service is a Company commitment, and means doing something beyond what customers normally expect.

Our products include lawn and garden supplies, plants and nursery stock, seeds, garden gifts, seasonal holiday merchandise, pets and pet supplies.  Specialty items include private label lawn and garden seed, fertilizers, garden insecticides and fungicides.  In addition, Earl May sells a large variety of general merchandise items associated with lawn and garden activities such as tools, statuary and fountains, bird baths, patio furniture and outdoor living accessories. 

Services are also offered in every store including landscape consultation & planting, container planting & maintenance, mulching & landscape clean-up, delivery & planting service, lawn checks, and weed & pest identification.

Earl May Garden Centers have earned a reputation for providing the best lawn and garden supplies in the Midwest.  As times change, store facilities also change to allow customers a pleasant, up-to-date shopping experience. 

Earl May Seed & Nursery meets today's customer's needs by providing quality products and information, through our retail Garden Center facilities, and online at www.earlmay.com.

*IGC Retailer 2011

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