Blog & Advice

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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Mid Summer Garden Essentials

By Kristen Kelly, CNLP, Hicks Landscape Designer Summer is in full swing and now is the time to freshen up your garden beds. By completing a few simple tasks now, your garden will continue to thrive well into fall. From weeding to fertilization, deadheading, mulch and...

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Six Plants for Summer Color Now

July is prime BBQ season for many Long Islanders. We all want the same thing in our backyard – a bright and beautiful place to entertain family and friends. It’s not too late to add flowering plants! Here are six of our favorite plants for Summer color now. Butterfly...

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Best Garden Gifts for Dad

With Father’s Day quickly approaching it’s time to get serious about a gift for Dad! Trees and shrubs make a great gift. Give dad a break and take advantage of our expert planting services. You pick it, we’ll deliver and plant it. Here are our favorite garden gifts...

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Summer Pruning Made Simple

By Ken Muellers, Pruning Expert, Senior landscape Designer, CNLP April and May showers are bringing many flowers, along with a lot of new growth on the plants in the garden. In some cases, maybe a little more growth than wanted. That is where summer pruning comes in....

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Adding Colorful Plants to the 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 up: If you...

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