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How Do I Choose My Artificial Christmas Tree?

How Do I Choose My Artificial Christmas Tree?

Christmas trees play an important role in many holiday traditions. From decorating the tree with cherished ornaments and lights, to holiday photographs and opening presents, the Christmas tree is the essential symbol of the season. At Hicks Nurseries, we have more...

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How to Bring Houseplants Indoors for Winter

How to Bring Houseplants Indoors for Winter

Once the nighttime temperatures start to dip below 50 degrees it is time to move your houseplants indoors for winter. Here are 5 easy steps for success:  STEP 1: Decide where your houseplants will live indoors. If you do not have adequate sunlight, invest in a grow...

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Summer Garden Evaluation Tips

Summer Garden Evaluation Tips

This year many of us are finding ourselves spending a lot more time at home and in our yards than we have in the past. When you are sitting in the garden contemplating life, you may want to take a few moments to contemplate your garden. Now is an excellent time for a...

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The Benefits of Mulch

The Benefits of Mulch

Mulch not only increases the curb appeal of your home by beautifying landscape beds, patios and walkways, it also provides many benefits to plants: Reduces weed growth. Helps maintain moisture in the soil. Moderates soil temperature keeping it warmer on cold nights...

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5 Beautiful Trees to Plant Now

5 Beautiful Trees to Plant Now

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree with your family this weekend. Trees provide us with an abundance of benefits: Shade from trees keep our homes cooler. Provide food, protection and a habitat for animals. Release oxygen, improving air quality. Prevent soil...

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Top 5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow from Seed

Top 5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow from Seed

Growing your own vegetables is a fun project for the entire family. Nothing feels better than being able to say, “I grew that!” Here are five cold weather vegetable seeds that can be planted directly into the garden: #1 Lettuce There are many varieties of lettuce to...

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Long Lasting Flowering Houseplants

Long Lasting Flowering Houseplants

Skip the cut flowers and opt instead for the long-lasting color of flowering houseplants. Not only are indoor plants more economical, they may also live and flower for several years. Cut flowers only last for a week or two. Ease your winter blues and bring joy to your...

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Clean the Air You Breathe with Houseplants

Clean the Air You Breathe with Houseplants

The cold temperatures of winter keep many of us cooped up in our homes with the heat on and the windows and doors closed. Although the cold stays out – something pretty important does not get in . . . fresh air! Homes and offices need fresh air to help remove...

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