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Five Tips for Happy, Healthy Houseplants

Five Tips for Happy, Healthy Houseplants

Most houseplants are relatively easy to take care of – as long as you give them what they need. With the cold weather upon us here on Long Island, take a few minutes while you are cooped up indoors to check in with your houseplants. Here are 5 tips to help your...

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Best Houseplants Room by Room

Best Houseplants Room by Room

The benefits of houseplants are endless. In addition to cleaning the air of harmful toxins, they can help to improve your mood, reduce stress and provide you with better sleep. Fill every room of your home with houseplants and their restorative qualities will improve...

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How to Handle Snow and Ice on Trees and Shrubs

How to Handle Snow and Ice on Trees and Shrubs

After receiving such large amounts of snow you may be wondering what, if anything, you should do about the snow and ice build-up on your plants. In most cases, snow is a very positive thing for your trees and shrubs. Snow is a great insulator, and it melts to provide...

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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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5 Plants to Help You Sleep Better

5 Plants to Help You Sleep Better

For some, a good night’s sleep can be hard to come by. Create a bedroom retreat where you can rest and recharge by adding plants. Houseplants purify the air, remove toxins and add humidity indoors. Create a peaceful environment for you to sleep soundly with these five...

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Hard to Kill Houseplants for Your Home

Hard to Kill Houseplants for Your Home

Not every houseplant requires a green thumb and extensive gardening expertise. Here are some great options for beginners and busy people alike. These low-maintenance beauties will thrive even if you occasionally forget to care for them. Try one of these houseplants in...

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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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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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