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Rainy Days are Good for Your Garden . . . and Your Soul

Posted on May 19, 2018


Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

I’m going to tell you a secret . . . rainy days make me really happy! While others may take the time to nap or stay inside watching tv, I use a rainy day as an opportunity to enjoy my garden and all it has to offer. From the beautiful sound of the rain itself […] Read More

Best Flowering Annuals for Sun and Shade

Posted on May 18, 2018

Gorgeous multi-colored flower garden filled with annual and perennial flowers

If you’re looking for healthy, well-grown plants for your garden, look no further than Hicks Nurseries. From bloom size to color and health, we choose the very best annuals that will thrive all summer long. Whether you’re looking to plant a large garden, a few flower pots or a window box, we are here to […] Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on May 9, 2018



Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Here at Hicks we have a great selection of flowering plants including roses, hydrangea, hibiscus and more for you to choose for mom.  Here are our favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:   Roses Give mom the gift of roses! Colorful and fragrant, roses are the centerpiece of every sunny […] Read More

Should I Plant Impatiens This Year?

Posted on May 4, 2018

Impatiens Repalcements logo

According to various test gardens and information from Cornell Cooperative Extension, downy mildew continues to be prevalent on Long Island and there is no known cure. As the leading garden center on Long Island, we feel it is our responsibility to help stop the spread of downy mildew by suggesting alternatives to impatiens walleriana that […] Read More

Create a Tropical Oasis in Your Backyard

Posted on May 1, 2018



Turn your backyard from bland to beautiful this summer by adding colorful tropical plants to your garden beds and planters. It is easy to create the look and feel of the tropics by shopping the amazing selection of plants at Hicks Nurseries.  “I travel to Florida several times a year to hand select the very […] Read More

3 Great Perennials Every Garden Should Have

Posted on April 30, 2018



Perennial plants provide beautiful color in your Long Island garden that comes back year after year. Although there are literally thousands of varieties to choose from, here are three of our favorites for sun and three for shade that we feel every garden should have. For Sunny Gardens Daylily Trumpets of color welcome hummingbirds and […] Read More

4 Trees to Plant for Arbor Day

Posted on April 27, 2018



National Arbor Day is a day to celebrate the importance of trees. Trees provide us with an abundance of benefits from keeping your house cooler in the summer to providing a habitat for animals and wood for homes and furniture. They are also beautiful to look at and add something special to your landscape design. […] Read More

Hicks Landscapes Grows a Garden in Forest Hills, Queens

Posted on April 26, 2018

Hicks Nurseries landscape Design Forest Hills Queens New York
Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

When this young couple was nearing the end of their renovation to their Forest Hills Garden home, they reached out to Hicks Landscapes to bring the garden up to snuff with the rest of the project. They had worked diligently with their architect to marry the new addition to the home’s original details in keeping […] Read More

Is it Time to Plant?

Posted on April 17, 2018



One of the questions we hear most often this time of year is ‘Is it time to plant?’ The answer depends entirely on what you want to plant. Now is the time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, roses and bulbs in your garden. Cool weather vegetables such as lettuce, kale and carrots should also be […] Read More

How to Create a Lush, Green Lawn

Posted on April 5, 2018



Creating and maintaining a lush, green lawn takes less time and work than you think. Follow these easy steps any time March through May for a lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy! Clean-Up: Rake the lawn to remove leaves, twigs and other debris that may have accumulated over the winter. Mowing: Resume […] Read More

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“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.

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“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.