Earl May Garden Center, also known as Early May Seed & Nursery, is a retailer that sells lawn and garden supplies, plants and nursery stock, seeds, and pet supplies. Additionally, Earl May offers a variety of garden-related services, including planting, consultation, maintenance, weeding and landscaping.
Earl May Garden Center was originally established in 1919 by Earl E. May in Shenandoah, Iowa. As of 2015, the company currently operates in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
In the company's early days, its business was primarily mail order until the first garden center opened in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1930. Earl May added five more locations in the 1930s.