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.

Winter Container Gardens

Don’t put those pots away just because it’s cold outside! Our fresh cut greens will make a beautiful winter container that will keep you feeling festive through the holiday season and beyond! Keep them simple or add berry picks, birch logs, pine cones and more. Make your house sparkle and add lights to your outdoor [...]

Pruning Advice for Fall

Plants to Prune in Fall or Winter Fall pruning usually only involves perennials that die back to the ground. Specific examples include Daylilies, Hostas, and other herbaceous perennials.  When done at the right time, most pull off without using a pruners. As for trees, only Oaks need pruning in the winter months to help prevent oak [...]

Protect Your Trees and Shrubs from Winter Burn

Did you know that trees and shrubs can become dehydrated just like you?  You might have noticed a few evergreens and shrubs turning brown last winter. This damage, called winter burn, can affect many outdoor trees and plants including Arborvitae, Boxwood, Yew, Rhododendron and Holly. Some people believe winter burn is caused by cold temperatures. [...]

2019-10-29T16:53:04-05:00Gardening, Shrubs, Trees|

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 enjoy some Fall color than with mums.  Although they are a plant, and we love to plant them, most generally people use mums for fall decorating.  Seriously - what’s more inviting than walking [...]

Fall Planting is the Best!

In our Midwest climate, mid-August to mid-October is an ideal time for Fall planting for 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 - [...]

2019-11-19T16:22:04-05:00Gardening, Landscaping|
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