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Curb Appeal Challenges & Solutions

Posted on November 6, 2017

Landscape Design Construction Walkway Driveway Huntington NY
Craig Donley
Senior Landscape Designer

A proper landscape design is a balance not only of the aesthetic, but also the function of the space. In the case of a front entrance the curb appeal or aesthetic is a main consideration. However, what about the functionality? Is there a place to park? How do you get to the front door? Can […] Read More

Fall Gardening – Yes, You Can!

Posted on October 23, 2017

Fall can be a confusing time for the novice gardener. Their gardens are producing less, if any fruit and flowers are starting to look tired and leggy. The weather is cooler and it seems like the time to garden has ended . . . or has it? Fall is a great time to plant! Fall […] Read More

A Paw-fect Pet Parade at Hicks Nurseries

Posted on October 18, 2017

A Howling Good Time at Hicks Nurseries’ Pet Parade! A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Hicks Nurseries Pet Parade today! We LOVED seeing all of your fur babies dressed up in their Halloween best! 1st Place: Otis the bulldog dressed as the Pope. 2nd Place: Butters the Fresh Bulldog dressed as a […] Read More

How to Make Your Friday the 13th Spooky . . . in a good way!

Posted on October 13, 2017

Skeleton Halloween Decoration Hicks Nurseries

Today is Friday the 13th which is typically a day when superstitious people tend to worry. Instead of being a worrywart let’s make it fun! Here are some ways to make your Friday the 13th spooky in a good way! Today is a great day to begin decorating your home for Halloween!  Here are some […] Read More

Pumpkin & Squash Recipes for Fall

Posted on October 9, 2017

Fall is the perfect time to try some delicious pumpkin and squash recipes! Here are a few of our favorites: Pumpkin, Feta & Cilantro Quesadillas (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients: 3 cups of 1½” cubes of peeled, seeded pumpkin or butternut squash 1 finely chopped jalapeno (remove the seeds) 12 8” flour tortillas 10 ounces of […] Read More

Fall is for Decorating!

Posted on October 5, 2017

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer, Hicks Nurseries

Fall is the perfect time to change up your porch and front yard decorating scheme as well as updating your landscaping. Colorful mums, pansies and ornamental plants such as millet, cabbage and kale bring something new and unique to a fall theme. They can be used in planters or planted directly in the ground and […] Read More

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off a HUGE Success

Posted on October 1, 2017

Scott Armstrong Hicks Nurseries' Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Winner 2017

Today was an amazing day at Hicks Nurseries! 13 GIANT pumpkin growers competed for prizes and bragging rights at the nurseries’ 15th annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Westbury. The competition brought entries from all over Long Island including the towns of East Northport, Northport, Commack, Huntington, Dix Hills, Mill Neck and Hicksville.  “It takes […] Read More

Fall Tips for Winter Plant Survival

Posted on September 26, 2017

Fall Plant Care For Evergreens
Sean Maher
Hicks Landscapes Designer

Although many homeowners are beginning to think about the end of the gardening season I am thinking about all I can get accomplished. Soon our nights will become cooler and the trees will turn their signature shades of yellow and red before shedding their leaves completely. The annual flowers and tropical plants we bought in […] Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Hicks Nurseries this Fall

Posted on September 21, 2017

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

From free parking and admission to Otto the Ghost, piles of pumpkins and massive mums, Hicks Nurseries is the best Fall Festival on Long Island.  Here are ten reasons you should visit Hicks Nurseries this Fall: Roasted Corn! Delicious fresh corn roasted with butter – need I say more? *available weekends only. Hayrides for the […] Read More

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

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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.