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.

Our Best Picks for Fall Planting

Aww, fall. One of our favorite seasons. Summer heat slipping away, replaced by brisk mornings becoming sunny afternoons, and leading to cool nights. The change in temperatures puts us in the mood for fall colors. What better way to keep the color, depth and design you worked so hard to have in your landscape by [...]

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Improve your clay soil with Structure

If you're reading this you’re probably like most of us…. Real plant lovers that appreciate a healthy, beautiful plant wherever it’s growing and whatever its purpose. But you also know the secret to a heathy plant is more than the sunny or shady spot it finds itself growing, it is the soil that it is [...]

Planting Irises…It’s Easy

Bearded Iris...an iconic flower with striking, large blooms in shades of purple, pink, yellow, orange, and white.  We see iris show up in pictures and paintings for home decor, but we think nothing compares to the real thing. Irises are very easy to plant and will give you years of beautiful blooms. Here are a [...]

Plant now for fall flavor!

Mid-summer is the perfect time to start thinking about your fall garden. Stretch out those fresh vegetables in to the cool days ahead. Successful fall gardens are easy as summer soil is warm and seeds will sprout and grow quickly. Disease and pests are usually less frequent and crops that ripen in fall will wilt [...]

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Get Rid of Nutsedge!

Uggghhh...you walked outside and noticed a new weed popping up.  What is it?  Is it Nutsedge?  If so, how do I get rid of it?  Those are all questions commonly asked at our garden centers each day.  The weather conditions in our area have been prime for Nutsedge this season and like most homeowners in [...]

Follow the 4 P’s for Great Blueberries

July is national blueberry month! Time to get out your favorite recipes and add those delicious little berries bursting with flavor to your pie, pancakes, and smoothies! One of the top healthiest foods, blueberries are abundant with antioxidants to help guard against heart disease and cancer. Not only are they full of fiber and vitamins, [...]

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The pros and cons of clover in your lawn…

White Clover in bloom can really stand out in a lawn this time of year. While some homeowners have no problem with a little clover growing in the lawn, others would like to get rid of it and keep a weed free lawn. If your one of those insistent on getting rid of the clover [...]

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Why is my Tree turning Yellow?

You may be wondering why some of the trees in your landscape turn a yellowish- green color in the summer months. The most common cause for this in the Midwest is a lack of micronutrients ( or  mineral elements )that are essential for the growth of plants, but only needed in very small quantities. Micronutrients [...]

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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 [...]

Sound advice for dealing with annoying Suckers!

Maybe you’ve seen them in other yards, or even had to deal with them in your own. Those little sprouts, called suckers, that come out from the base of plants or tree trunks can be very aggravating to deal with. There’s a multitude of reasons a plant my send up these sprouts or “Suckers,” and [...]

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