Expert Advice

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn

Posted on September 7, 2018

September is a great time to get your lawn in shape! The moderate daytime temperatures and warm soil during Fall allows grass seed to germinate quickly. By late October your newly seeded lawn will be fresh, thick and ready to survive winter.   5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn: Give the lawn a good […] Read More

Before & After: A Landscape Revitalized

Posted on September 4, 2018

Landscape Design Hicks Nurseries
Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

When this young Long Island family contacted Hicks about re-doing their backyard, landscape designer Sean Maher was tasked with the job of addressing their goals. The existing landscape they inherited from the previous homeowner had two under-scaled, disjointed patios with dated materials that did not work for their family’s needs. Un-successful attempts to solve the […] Read More

Creating Shade with Pergolas & Trees

Posted on July 30, 2018

Pergolas Add Shade
Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

Beating the Summer Heat on Long Island With the Summer sun beating down on you any little patch of shade is a welcome break from the heat. Creating more shade for your landscape may be a way to make your yard a little more enjoyable in the dog days of Summer. Two different approaches to […] Read More

8 Plants for Summer Color Now

Posted on July 10, 2018

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 eight of our favorite plants for Summer color now. Butterfly Bush This easy care and low […] Read More

Summer Entertaining Made Easy

Posted on July 3, 2018

Outdoor casual furniture on display in a lakeside setting
Sue Murphy
Decoratives Buyer

The season of summer entertaining is upon us! It’s the perfect opportunity to open the doors to your home and move the party outdoors. Somehow, the mood is more relaxed and less stressful outside and so are you! When creating the perfect outdoor entertaining spot, focus on the comfort of the seating and access to […] Read More

How to Landscape Around Your Pool

Posted on June 27, 2018

Landscape Design Pool Daylily Long Island NY
Ken Muellers, CNLP
Senior Landscape Designer

Whether you have an existing pool you are looking to upgrade, or are thinking about adding a new one, now that summer is here you will want to consider some details to maximize your poolscape. Basic Pool Design Whether it is a vinyl liner pool or a gunite pool, many of the basic design principles […] Read More

Screening Plants for Your Long Island Backyard

Posted on June 15, 2018

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

Enjoying time with my family and in the privacy of my own backyard is something I cherish. If you’re like us, we spend the summer out back sitting on the deck chatting, afternoons swimming in the pool, mornings gardening and lots of time bbq-ing with friends. Long Island provides the perfect weather for summer fun. […] Read More

Keep Those Pesky Mosquitoes Away

Posted on June 14, 2018

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Felix Cutrone
Sales Mentor & Diagnostician

With the warm weather comes a lot of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. From the beach to our own back yards, Long Islanders love being outside. But along with all of this outdoor activity some challenges arise. One of the most problematic issues we face outdoors is getting bit by mosquitoes in our own […] Read More

When Do I Prune My Hydrangea?

Posted on June 13, 2018

Endless Summer Hydrangea Flower

Hydrangeas are the perfect summer flowering plant. They are available in a variety of shapes and colors, have attractive foliage and are useful in a wide range of garden sites. But the question we hear most from customers about hydrangea is “When should I prune?” Let us make it easy for you: Big Leaf Hydrangea […] Read More

Best Garden Gifts for Dad

Posted on June 12, 2018

Fathers Day Garden Gifts

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 for dad: Garden Hydrangea Hydrangea are the […] Read More

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“Best selection on LI. Helpful staff. Great displays for inspiration.” – C. Mazza. 

“Beautiful flowers, beautiful shrubs, beautiful everything!” –Kevin M.                                         


“I wish my backyard was bigger so I can keep buying awesome stuff from Hicks!” –Jeanne S.

“I love taking my granddaughter to see hicks beautiful christmas, Halloween, and Easter displays! Thanks for a job well done!” –Mary Ellen S.

“I would like to commend you on the wonderful staff you have. A garden center should be a happy place. Everyone at Hicks had a smile and a pleasant word and I will continue to come back year after year.” Joan H.

“I just got home from a trip to Hicks Nursery. I was in awe of how many varieties of tomatoes are there! Actually, there is a huge selection of everything!! One stop shopping at its best!”  -Cathy A.

“Thank you for carrying such a large selection of organic herbs. I got behind in some of my seeds and really focus on an all organic garden. I was pleasantly surprised today by how big the selection was in all herbs. Got all the herbs I wanted.”  –Sophie L

“I love Hick’s for all the beautiful flower’s I plant in our yard every Spring. They have great quality and friendly service.”  – Erika M.

“I won’t shop anywhere else. Best plants in Nassau County. Great selection and the staff is both knowledgeable & helpful.” – Patricia M.

“You get everything right, knowledgeable & friendly staff, great quality plants, the gorgeous flower show, Otto and Santa.” –Pat B.

“I shop at Hicks and bring the flats back to our home in CT. I will always be a Long Island Girl.” –Lisa D.

“Hicks has always been a leader in the Green Industry; even during trying times. I hope the people appreciate just how wonderful Hicks Nursery truly is!” Erik F.

“Beautiful! We’ve been twice and will visit again. The show is always a LI spring highlight – great work! BTW, love the new landscape design center more visible and accessible – had a great consultation!”          – Jacqueline S.

“I so enjoy going to Hicks. It is a beautiful place and I feel refreshed when I leave there. Hicks offers so much more besides flowers. I usually meet old friends there every time I go.” –Anne D.

“You have a great selection of plants, some of which I have never seen!! The blue orchids are out of this world!!” – Rae K.