Gardening Projects

For more than 75 years, gardeners have trusted their gardens to the expert advice and premium products available at Earl May Nursery and Garden Centers. No matter your experience level our gardening projects are sure to help you grow your own way; turning your outdoor “blah” into your outdoor getaway.

How To Choose The Perfect Mum

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are bursting with the colors of the season. What better way to do that than with mums.  Although they are a plant, and we love to plant them, most generally they are used for fall decorating.  Seriously, what’s more inviting than walking up to the [...]

Why Fall Planting Is Best!

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

2019-08-29T10:00:59+00:00Gardening, Landscaping|

Expert advice for controlling bagworms

Sound advice from our Earl May Experts on controlling bagworms: Hand-picking is the best way to control light infestations on small plants during the dormant season. Destroy bags by burning or by crushing. If bags containing larvae are discarded on the ground, the larvae may return to the host plants. Plan to apply insecticides to [...]

Tips on Watering Trees During the Hot Summer

How much do I water my trees? How much water should I use when watering trees? These are just a few tree maintenance questions people ask when temperatures start to rise. When watering trees, longer and at a slower rate at the base of plants to give them a deep soak that is much needed during hotter temperatures [...]

2019-07-15T09:17:42+00:00Gardening|

Solutions for Japanese Beetles

Be prepared!  The Japanese Beetle has been spotted in in the Midwest. Japanese Beetles are not picky about what they eat and can cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time.  They chew on almost 300 different varieties of plants.  Some favorites include asparagus, fruit trees, raspberries, grapes, maple trees, birch [...]

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