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How to Bring Houseplants Indoors for Winter

Posted on September 16, 2017

If your houseplants enjoyed their summer on your patio or porch, it’s about time to bring them indoors for winter. Here’s what you need to do to ensure a successful move: When You will need to bring your plants indoors for winter before nighttime temperatures dip below 45 degrees. Most tropical plants will suffer damage […] Read More

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn

Posted on September 5, 2017

Grass Seed Spreader Fall Lawn Care Long Island

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

Fall Family Festival Returns to Hicks Nurseries

Posted on August 17, 2017

We’re about one month away from the start of our annual Fall Festival here at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury and we could not be more excited! Our staff is hard at work building the new hayride and designing the animated children’s story. We’re also prepping the nursery for thousands of pumpkins, amazing apple cider from […] Read More

Summer Harvest Competition Winners

Posted on August 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who attended today’s 2017 Summer Harvest Competition! We received a lot of interesting entries including bitter melon and a palm tree made of carrots and peppers! Congratulations to all of the participants! Keep growing!! Here are the winners: Most Uncommon Tomato or Other Vegetable Diana Z. of Flushing. Her […] Read More

What’s Wrong with My Impatiens?

Posted on August 9, 2017

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

Recently a number of Long Islanders have come to Hicks with questions about their impatiens. They mention that the leaves of the plants are yellowing and the undersides have developed a white, downy-like color. These are classic symptoms of downy mildew, a water mold that affects impatiens walleriana and has no known cure. As a […] Read More

Perennial Flowers that Bloom in August

Posted on August 1, 2017

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

We have a great selection of fresh mid to late summer blooming perennials on hand this week.   These are some of our favorites that you may not be familiar with, yet! Joe Pye Weed – Truly Queen of the Prairies , this a native plant that is a butterfly magnet and also deer resistant.  Most […] Read More

What is Blossom End Rot?

Posted on July 21, 2017

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 notice this […] Read More

Drought Tolerant Perennials for Your Garden

Posted on July 19, 2017


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 says it all! These jewels of the summer garden […] Read More

8 Plants for Summer Color Now

Posted on July 17, 2017

It’s mid-July and 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 […] Read More

When Do I Prune My Hydrangea?

Posted on June 22, 2017

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: Big Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) […] 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.