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.

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 [...]

Tips on Watering Trees During the Hot Summer

How much do I water my trees? How much water should I use when watering trees? These are just a few tree maintenance questions people ask when temperatures start to rise. When watering trees, longer and at a slower rate at the base of plants to give them a deep soak that is much needed during hotter temperatures [...]

2019-07-15T09:17:42+00:00Gardening|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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