Expert Advice

Growing Your Own Fruits & Vegetables NATURALLY

Posted on March 10, 2018

Charlie Shields
The Espoma Company

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your backyard garden while using products and practices that are safe for you, your children, pets and the environment. Success in any situation begins with understanding the location and proper soil preparation, which will lead to better results while reducing your efforts and […] Read More

Container & Raised Bed Gardening

Posted on March 10, 2018

Martin Gottlieb
High Caliper Growing

I’ve been gardening most of my life, well over fifty years, and about 12 years ago I started growing way more plants in containers then ever before.   My driveway was the only spot that received lots of sun so that’s where I placed them.  At one point I had approximately 150 large pots there, so […] Read More

3 Flowering Plants to Enjoy Outdoors Now

Posted on March 8, 2018

It’s been a long winter season but thankfully, spring is just around the corner. Here are three flowering plants you can enjoy outside NOW! Spring Flowering Pansies provide a beautiful burst of color to entry planters, walkways and garden beds. They are one of the most popular bedding plants for cool weather. Flowers come in […] Read More

Growing a Garden from Seed

Posted on February 22, 2018

Felix Cutrone
Sales Mentor & Diagnostician

With January in the rearview mirror and February going fast, now is the time to plan your flower and vegetable gardens. Growing a garden from seed requires proper planning to ensure that your garden looks beautiful and produces tons of fruit or flowers. What to Grow? The first step is to decide what you want […] Read More

Attend an Exclusive Evening at Hicks Nurseries’ Flower Show

Posted on February 14, 2018

Enjoy a private evening perusing beautiful gardens with friends while at the same time supporting a wonderful local charity. Join us on Thursday, March 8th from 7pm-9pm for an exclusive preview of the Hicks Nurseries Flower & Garden Show, “The Power of Flowers.” This event is a benefit for Smile Farms, a non-profit organization, started […] Read More

Herbs for a Healthy Life

Posted on February 3, 2018

Herbs In The Garden
Suzie Vezza, CNLP
Greengoods Manager

How to Plant and Care for Herbs   Planting Herbs: Herbs need to be treated as babies, so use a delicate touch when planting and transplanting. Always be careful not to hurt the roots. Never put an herb into a pot that is too large.   Watering Herbs: Water is the number killer of herbs! […] Read More

How to Attract Birds to Your Winter Garden

Posted on January 19, 2018

Bird Cardinal Winter
Felix Cutrone
Sales Mentor & Diagnostician

Here on Long Island there are many species of birds that do not head south for the winter. They choose to stay here on the Island and must take advantage of any available food sources and shelters they can find in order to survive. Providing food, water and shelter in the winter will help sustain […] Read More

Winter Blooming Hellebore for Your Garden

Posted on January 18, 2018

Hellebore Winter Flowering Perennial
Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

Hellebores are the wonders of the winter garden. Blooming from late November through January these winter flowering perennials are an amazing addition to any garden. With evergreen foliage and cheerful flowers, they are a sign that spring is not far behind.  Place hellebores anywhere you can view them in the winter months near walkways, entryways, […] Read More

How to Make Your Orchid Re-Bloom

Posted on January 15, 2018

Orchids are spectacular plants with exotic flowers. Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as the moth orchid, are the easiest to grow and are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes. They bloom for several weeks at a time, are not finicky about indoor temperatures and do not require really bright light. The best surprise […] Read More

Plan Your Landscape Design Project Now

Posted on January 8, 2018

Landscape Design Construction Walkway Driveway Huntington NY
Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

Winter is here . . . time to plan for Spring! As you sit cozy inside, sheltered from the winter weather, you may want to look past the frost on the window and consider what you have in mind for landscaping when the warm weather comes. The winter months are an excellent time to have […] 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.