Expert Advice

How to Repel Mosquitoes

Posted on May 29, 2017

enjoying an outdoor barbeque
Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

Mosquitoes are a nuisance that can ruin a perfectly beautiful evening outdoors. The best way to ensure your summer is mosquito-free is to control the problem before it starts. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so be sure to keep items such as tarps, tires, saucers, children’s toys and other items in the yard covered when […] Read More

Unique Shrubs to Attract Butterflies

Posted on May 26, 2017

Spirea Attract Butterflies to your garden

Create a warm and inviting space for butterflies to flutter throughout your Long Island garden this summer by incorporating their favorite plants into your design. There are many different types of shrubs, perennials and annuals that attract butterflies. Here are five of our favorites which are often overlooked but are gorgeous, hardy options for any […] Read More

What Type of Lavender Should I Plant?

Posted on May 22, 2017

Field Of Fragrant Lavender
Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

It’s lavender time!  Nothing beats the incredible fragrance of lavender, one of our most popular perennial plants.  It is drought, deer and bunny resistant, making it a favorite for many gardeners and  many different styles of gardens.  Whether you want a butterfly, cutting, apothecary, herb, cottage or Mediterranean garden these sun lovers are an excellent […] Read More

How to Plant Trees & Shrubs

Posted on May 18, 2017

Providing your plants with the proper foundation on which to grow is the first step to enjoying those plants for many years to come. Follow these easy steps for successful tree and shrub planting every time. Before You Plant Prior to purchasing plants, assess the site. Some points to consider: Sun versus shade Spacing (measure!) […] Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on May 10, 2017

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14th and here at Hicks we have a great selection of gifts to show mom how much you care. 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 garden. We have many varieties […] Read More

3 Great Perennials Every Garden Should Have

Posted on May 8, 2017

Perennials provide beautiful color in your garden 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 butterflies to your garden. Many re-blooming […] Read More

Create a Tropical Oasis in Your Backyard

Posted on May 3, 2017

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

Should I Plant Impatiens This Year?

Posted on May 2, 2017

Impatiens Repalcements logo

According to various test gardens and information from Cornell Cooperative Extension, downy mildew is still 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 will […] Read More

Best Flowering Annuals for Sun and Shade

Posted on May 1, 2017

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

4 Trees to Plant for Arbor Day

Posted on April 28, 2017

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

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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.