Blog & Advice

Winterizing Your Garden

With the gardening season coming to an end you have a few final tasks before you and your garden can settle in for a long winter’s nap. Remember, preparing the landscape for winter will pay dividends in the spring to come. Water Some of the most important winter prep...

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Bulbs: An Investment in Spring

Planting spring flowering bulbs before winter sets in is a gardener’s version of a 401K. Having those early flowers to look forward to helps us through the cold months of winter. But if you want that payoff in the spring, you need to make your payment now by getting...

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When to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs

If you want a beautiful garden full of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs this spring, you must plant them now in the fall. Many bulbs require a cold period (winter) before they can produce a flower, so as you remove your summer annuals, take a moment to dig a little...

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Fall Recipe Favorites

The Fall season brings an abundance of delicious produce that can be made into breads, pies and cakes. Try one of these favorites for your family with fresh produce from Hicks Nurseries. Pumpkin Bread Ingredients: 3 1/3 cups of flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 ½ tsp salt 1...

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Fall Gardening: What to do Now

Fall can be a confusing time for the novice gardener. Their gardens are producing less, if any fruit and flowers are starting to look tired and leggy. The weather is cooler and it seems like the time to garden has ended . . . or has it? Fall is a great time to plant!...

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Designing and Installing a Pool

Often when people want to put a swimming pool in the backyard, they will call the local pool contractor and sign up for an installation. Unfortunately, most of the time, this is similar to someone that wants a house calling the lumberyard and ordering some wood....

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Front Yard Landscape Solutions

The first step to creating a beautiful front yard and entryway is to reach out to the experts at Hicks Landscapes. The completed front yard. Designed and installed by Hicks Landscapes. This particular client contacted Hicks Landscapes after finishing an extensive...

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What is Blossom End Rot?

Blossom end rot is a common problem in tomato gardens. It appears as a round, brown, sunken area on the end of the tomato fruit opposite the stem. As fruit ripens the area turns dry and leathery. This is often caused by a lack of calcium. The best thing to do if you...

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Drought Tolerant Perennials for Your Garden

Drought tolerant perennials are the perfect option for hot sunny spots in your garden.  Choose one or more of the plants listed below to create a bright sunny perennial garden that comes back year after year. Sedum Sedum are also known as "live forevers" and that...

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