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.

FREE Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, June 22, 2019

Earl May Seed & Nursery is celebrating 100 Years as a family owned business.  Our roots run deep in the Midwest, especially in Shenandoah, Iowa where we were founded and our headquarters still remain today. As a way to say THANK YOU to the city of Shenandoah and its surrounding communities, we invite the public [...]

2019-06-15T13:56:08+00:00Gardening|

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 [...]

2019-06-07T16:58:03+00:00Trees|

Best Control For Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie…Ground Ivy…Stupid Weed!  Whatever you want to call it, it’s annoying, and worse yet, it creeps.  And it creeps quickly.  Today it’s a small weed, tomorrow it’s everywhere! Creeping Charlie (officially called Ground Ivy) is a vine that grows close to the ground and produces tiny purple flowers. It can't be pulled because the vines [...]

Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles is Easy!

Have you been offering orange halves, grape jelly, and colored nectar for orioles and hummingbirds? If so, you know the joy of having these fascinating colorful birds in your backyard or patio. If not, don’t miss another day. Here’s some quick tips from the experts on how you can start attracting these colorful birds today. [...]

2019-05-31T17:23:03+00:00Gardening, Wildlife|

Beware of Cheap Mulch: 4 Things To Know Before Your Next Mulch Purchase

How Box Stores Are Cutting Corners At Your Expense - Many discounters promote mulch at what appears to be bargain prices. While these offers look great and may be hard to resist, there are several things you should know before purchasing.  Loose Labeling Laws:  Regulations regarding how mulch is labelled for content are very weak. [...]

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