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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.

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 stays warm below ground. This is especially important to promote good roots for a hardier plant next spring. Trees & Shrubs [...]

2020-09-14T15:17:03-05:00Gardening, Landscaping|

Houseplant Migration: Tips for Moving Indoors

Houseplants are great, colorful additions to a backyard patio or deck. When temperatures start to dip in the fall, they need to be brought inside to a more protected area. Generally, you'll want to bring your houseplant indoors when temperatures reach 50 degrees or cooler. At this time of year, that usually means during the [...]

2020-09-17T22:40:00-05:00Houseplants|

Successive Planting: Growing a Fall Veggie Garden

Harvesting vegetables is a great reward for all the hard work you've put in planting, watering and weeding during the season. Why not keep it going? Plant a fall veggie garden to continue producing the quality, homegrown foods you love.   Benefits of Succession Planting Successive planting, or succession planting, is growing a second round [...]

2020-07-17T09:27:34-05:00Gardening|

Japanese Beetle Solutions

Be prepared!  The Japanese Beetle have been spotted in the Midwest. Japanese beetle larvae are typical white grubs. They live in the soil from August until June, and feed on plant roots, turf grass, and organic matter. Japanese Beetles eat everything around them, causing a great deal of damage in a short period of time. [...]

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