Mid Summer Garden Essentials

Mid Summer Garden Essentials

By Kristen Kelly, CNLP, Hicks Landscape Designer Summer is in full swing and now is the time to freshen up your garden beds. By completing a few simple tasks now, your garden will continue to thrive well into fall. From weeding to fertilization, deadheading, mulch and...
Planning Your Landscape Design

Planning Your Landscape Design

As spring approaches, you may be considering taking on a landscaping project in your yard. Whether it is adding a few plants or a complete new landscape, there are a few basic design principles you may want to consider: Right Plant, Right Place When it comes to any...

Award Winning Designs by Hicks Landscapes

When Hicks designer Craig Donley first met with the homeowners the existing front yard of this home left much to be desired. To get to the front door you needed to find the narrow, awkward steps from the driveway that were hidden by overgrown junipers, then proceed...

Before & After: A Landscape Revitalized

When this young Long Island family contacted Hicks about re-doing their backyard, landscape designer Sean Maher was tasked with the job of addressing their goals. The existing landscape they inherited from the previous homeowner had two under-scaled, disjointed patios...

Creating Shade with Pergolas & Trees

Beating the Summer Heat on Long Island With the Summer sun beating down on you any little patch of shade is a welcome break from the heat. Creating more shade for your landscape may be a way to make your yard a little more enjoyable in the dog days of Summer. Two...

How to Landscape Around Your Pool

Whether you have an existing pool you are looking to upgrade, or are thinking about adding a new one, now that summer is here you will want to consider some details to maximize your poolscape. Basic Pool Design Whether it is a vinyl liner pool or a gunite pool, many...