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Adding Colorful Plants to Your Garden

Adding Colorful Plants to Your Garden

As the landscape begins to leaf out around us and gets greener by the day, you may be looking to add some colorful plants, (other than green!) to your garden. Nothing adds color quicker, and for more of the season than planting annual flowers.   Sizing Things...

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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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Spring Gardening Tips

Spring Gardening Tips

Early April is the perfect time to get outdoors and prepare your landscape for the warmer days ahead. Every space from the lawn to the vegetable garden requires us to think about what each area will need well in advance. Spring is your chance to start the season off...

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How to Start Seeds Indoors

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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Top 10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Top 10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Create a home fit for your fur babies with non-toxic houseplants. In addition to cleaning the air and boosting your mood, houseplants add life and bring joy to every member of the family.   #1. Bamboo Palm Known as the bamboo plant for its likeness to bamboo and...

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Ditch the Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Ditch the Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Cut flowers such as roses and mixed bouquets only last for a short time, while flowering houseplants are a gift that continue to grow. Give your loved one a Valentine's Day gift that lasts with our large selection of gorgeous plants ready for you to take home or buy...

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Best Houseplants for Feng Shui

Best Houseplants for Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the practice of arranging living spaces in order to invite positive energy into your home. Houseplants play a large role in this practice, helping us to reconnect with nature while indoors and providing more balance to our lives. Indoor plants clean the...

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How to Handle Snow and Ice on Trees and Shrubs

How to Handle Snow and Ice on Trees and Shrubs

In most cases, snow is a very positive thing for your trees and shrubs. Snow is a great insulator, and it melts to provide much needed water to dry plants in the winter. Heavy snow and ice build-up on the other hand, can cause damage in the garden if limbs and trunks...

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