Blog & Advice

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

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

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

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

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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Trend-Worthy Houseplants for 2020

For many years, houseplants in the home consisted of a ficus tree in the corner and an African violet on the windowsill. Thankfully, times have changed. People are now embracing the aesthetic advantages of using multiple plants throughout the home and the many health...

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5 Gardening Resolutions for 2020

A new year is a great opportunity to make changes for the better. While many people will try to commit to eating better, saving money, etc., we'd like to suggest you commit some time to gardening in 2020. Gardening is an activity you can enjoy with the entire family....

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How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree

Nothing captures the feeling of the holiday season more than the fragrant scent of a real Christmas tree. Here at Hicks Nurseries, we offer the finest and freshest trees available. Our selection includes thousands of premium grade balsam, fraser and blue fir trees....

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