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.

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 [...]

Want Mosquito’s To Bug Off? Try Planting Mosquito Repelling Plants!

Can’t you hear it…that high pitched buzz of the pesky mosquito?  It always happens, just as you’re settling in for a relaxing evening outdoors, they attack! Ruining what could’ve been a pleasant evening outdoors. It’s time to take control.  Don’t let these little insects get the best of your outdoor fun.  Did you know that [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Not All Cones Have Ice Cream!

Much like ice cream should be a staple in your freezer, coneflowers should be a staple in your landscapes and gardens! These rich, colorful blooms last for weeks, the plants last for years! Coneflowers are the perfect compliment to other pretty perennials…salvia, beebalm, penstemon, garden phlox and shasta daisies. Any combination of these plants will [...]

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Have An Aloe Plant

Plants enrich our lives whether we realize it or not, and the Aloe plant is no exception. The Aloe plant was named one of NASA’s 50 best air purifiers. Planted in a pretty pot and versatile in any room with ample light, Aloe is the perfect plant to add to your home's décor - making [...]

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5 Secrets For Great Tomatoes

A good tomato is hard to forget. You know you’ve hit the jackpot in that first, juicy bite. Every tomato has the potential to be great and some extra attention now will pay off big time come harvest. Set the stage for a stellar performance by this year’s crops with these tips.   How to [...]

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Get rid of Moles, Voles, and Holes in your Yard

Have you ever stepped on your lawn only to find that the ground was soft and almost looks like you have tunnels running through it? If that has happened to you then you may have a mole problem.  Don't worry though, the moles aren't after you, they are after tasty grubs and worms that are [...]

Reliable Shrubs To Replace A Winter Damaged Landscape

Reliable Shrub Solutions To Replace A Winter Damaged Landscape If you are like many here in the Midwest your landscape may have trees and shrubs that didn’t leaf out this spring.  This last winter and early spring took a toll on many items.  A relatively dry winter followed by a cold spring can provide a [...]

Top 5 Varieties Of Ornamental Grasses For The Midwest

Ornamental grasses are a popular low-maintenance landscape option here in the Midwest. Grasses add visual interest to your landscape all year, durable winter-hardy, and easy to grow. Ornamental grasses are excellent landscape accents that compliment flowering shrubs, perennials, or even flowering annuals. We love our grasses in how they can vary in style, color, and [...]

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