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.

The Top 5 “Must Have” Flowering Shrubs

Varying bloom times with flowering shrubs adds depth and drama to your landscape. Design a great look of bountiful blooms to enjoy season after season with these Earl May favorites: Rhododendron Rhodos for short.  This is a super bloomer has large leaves and contrasting big, beautiful blooms, some varieties are as large as softballs. [...]

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Trees Grown for Design

Have you ever driven past a home and thought, WOW, that place looks spectacular! It just has “that look”, the one bursting with color and creativity. The perfect design. We can help you achieve that in your own yard. Our experts put a lot of time and thought into choosing the right varieties of trees [...]

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Why you should be mulching

Mulch is as important to your trees, plants, and shrubs as sunlight, fertilizer and water. Think of it as a security blanket covering and protecting the plants root system. Keep these things in mind as you get ready for spring planting. Keep moisture where it belongs A good layer of mulch will keep the moisture [...]

Gardening Without A Garden

Just because you don’t have the room for a garden, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Container gardening is the solution for those on the go, with small amounts of time and space to spare! Small Space, BIG taste! Growing your own fruits and vegetables is easy! All [...]

Get Growing with the Grow Box Kit!

Have you seen the “GrowBox?” The answer to gardening without actually gardening? I know it sounds confusing, but it really is awesome! Now I am guessing you are a little skeptical…..as I was. It can’t be that easy. Isn’t the fun of gardening the hours spent weeding, watering, fertilizing, and crawling around on your hands [...]

Color Your Landscape Early!

Ahhh…. finally, SPRING IS HERE! I know this warm weather sure gets me in the mood to get out and get planting! These Midwest winters can be tough on our shrubs, plants, and trees. Especially this time of year, things can look a little drab and colorless. Our experts have come up with [...]

No Digging Required for these Berries!

These are not your Grandma’s Berries! Don’t get me wrong…we all love the fresh berries from Grandma’s. The ones she cultivated and covered, picked and pruned. No one is knocking Grandma (or Grandpa’s) berries! But these new varieties from Bushel and Berry are far from what your Grandma had! No more hiding your berries at [...]

Grow Your Favorite Fruit!

What a great feeling it is to pick a plump pear, sweet peach, or juicy apple right off your own tree! Here are some quick tips and general information to help you choose the variety best for your growing environment and most of all….enjoyment!  Know your area – 1.  If you have a large yard, apples, peaches, and [...]

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4 Quick Steps for Successful Seed Starting

Whether this is your first time starting seeds indoors or you fifteenth, having the right products and creating the perfect growing conditions will help you produce a bounty of delicious vegetables to enjoy! Here’s what you need: Grow Pots and Soil- Grow pots come in a variety of materials. Choose from peat, coconut coir, or [...]

Calling all Cardinal Fans!

As winter wears on you may find yourself longing for the colors and sounds from birds chirping outside your windows. While most birds have taken flight and headed south towards warmer temps, the Cardinal will brave the Midwestern winters. Cardinals have long been associated with power, strength and beauty and their vibrant red color equal [...]

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