Blog & Advice

Adding Color in the Garden

By Ken Muellers, Senior Landscape Designer, CNLP As the landscape begins to leaf out around us and gets greener by the day, you may be looking to add some color, (other than green!) to your garden. Nothing adds color quicker, and for more of the season than planting...

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3 Fun Ways to Use Hanging Baskets in Your Garden

If you are looking for the simplest way to create a full and fabulous garden, look no further than the fantastic hanging basket. Chock full of healthy, flowering plants, hanging baskets are available in a myriad of colors and varieties. Choose from begonias to...

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Great Gifts Mom will Love

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th and here at Hicks Nurseries we have a great selection of gifts to show mom how much you care. Here are our favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Garden Roses Give mom the gift of roses! Colorful and fragrant, roses are the centerpiece...

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How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Attracting these fantastic fluttering fancies to your garden is easy. With the right plants and understanding the needs of the butterfly, you will not only have these winged beauties in your backyard but get them to stay longer! Butterflies have 4 generations born...

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Waking Up Your Long Island Garden

Spring is in the air on Long Island and it’s finally time to get back in the garden. But before you can sit back and relax there are a few chores to do to wake your garden up from its long winter nap. Clean-up After months of winter neglect, it is time to clean up all...

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Pruning with a Purpose

One of the main contributing factors to maintaining a healthy and beautiful landscape is pruning.  The act of pruning can be physically demanding, but it’s the mental preparation and planning that is key to the success of this crucial skill.  The following...

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5 Tips for Vegetable Gardening

We all dream about the things we would like to have, including healthy and beautiful gardens. Growing a bountiful organic vegetable garden that nourishes a healthy lifestyle, or a gorgeous flower garden that nourishes the soul, are goals almost anyone can reach with...

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When Do I Prune My Hydrangea?

Hydrangeas are the perfect summer flowering plant. They are available in a variety of shapes and colors, have attractive foliage and are useful in a wide range of garden sites. But the question we hear most from customers about hydrangea is “When should I prune?” Let...

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How to Start Seeds Indoors

Now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors on Long Island. Imagine the fun you’ll have and the money you could save by growing your own. Get the whole family involved and enjoy home-grown flowers, vegetables and herbs from Spring until Fall! Hicks Nurseries...

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