Expert Advice

Amazing Flower, Vegetable and Herb Seeds to Plant Now

Posted on April 13, 2017

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

Seeds are really the most amazing little things. When combined with warm soil, water and sunlight they grow into amazing plants that not only provide beautiful flowers but can also provide food for you to eat! I’m very fortunate to work at Hicks Nurseries, which offers a tremendous amount of seeds. If you cannot find […] Read More

How to Create a Lush, Green Lawn

Posted on April 13, 2017

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

Grow Your Own Vegetables & Herbs

Posted on March 27, 2017

Growing vegetables is a fun and rewarding activity for the entire family. Watch this video from our seminar on Sunday, March 26th to learn everything you need to know about how to plant, grow and harvest your own crops.  Fresh-picked herbs and vegetables from your own garden are tastier and more nutritious than store-bought vegetables. […] Read More

How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden

Posted on March 26, 2017

Eastern Bluebird

How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden The best way to attract your favorite birds to the garden is to fill it with plants they love. The list below discusses many of the birds you may see on Long Island and the plants that they are most attracted to. To watch a video […] Read More

How to Create a Pet Friendly Garden

Posted on March 25, 2017

It can be a challenge for gardeners to balance a healthy, safe and beautiful garden with the needs of their pets. Watch this video to learn how to make your garden safe and enjoyable for both your dogs (and cats) and their human companions. Presented by Vincent Simeone, Director of the Planting Fields Arboretum.    […] Read More

Flowering Annuals for Your Long Island Garden (video)

Posted on March 20, 2017

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

Learn about the many flowering annual varieties, colors, sizes and combinations you can use throughout your garden beds, patio planters and walkways this year. We will discuss the best options for sunny gardens and shady gardens as well as how and when to fertilize. To watch the video presentation, click here.    Annuals provide more […] Read More

Designing, Installing & Maintaining a Pond (video)

Posted on March 20, 2017

Koi fish swimming in a water gardening display at Hicks Nurseries

Watch as Ed Dedicke, owner of Paradise Ponds, leads you through the process and equipment needed to design, install and maintain a pond on Long Island. Click here to watch the video, which was streamed on Facebook Live on Sunday, March 19th at Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show.  Pond FAQ from Paradise Ponds: Q: […] Read More

Pruning Techniques for Long Island Gardens (video)

Posted on March 20, 2017

Pruning expert and Hicks Nurseries’ retail nursery manager Rich Abate discusses everything you need to know about how to prune trees and shrubs in your Long Island landscape including hydrangeas, arborvitae, rhododendrons and more. Click here to watch the video presentation from Sunday, March 19th at the Flower & Garden Show.  What is Pruning? Pruning […] Read More

Garden & Landscape Solutions (video)

Posted on March 18, 2017

Garden & Landscape Solutions Learn how to avoid, identify and solve problems in your home gardens and landscape plantings. Click here to watch “Garden & Landscape Solutions” presented by Art Cockett, Northeast Regional Sales Manager of Bonide at Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show on Sunday, March 18th, 2017. He will explore the most common […] Read More

Hydrangea: An American Classic (video)

Posted on March 12, 2017


Hydrangeas are one of the most recognizable summer flowering plants on Long Island.  Click here to watch “Hydrangea: A Long Island Classic” presented by Dan Vorbeck at Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. This seminar delves into the many varieties available at hicks as well as how and when to prune […] 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.