Why Are My Arborvitae Turning Brown?
Hicks Nurseries Blog
by Karen Musgrave
5M ago
Arborvitae trees offer numerous desirable qualities, from their year-round beauty to their ability to create privacy screens, windbreaks, and lush green backdrops in gardens and landscapes. Occasionally, despite being evergreen, you will see browning which is natural and part of their seasonal shedding process. The dense outer growth of the arborvitae blocks sunlight from reaching the inner branches, causing them to become shaded and eventually die off. This shedding process reallocates resources to the outer branches, helping the tree maintain overall health. It’s a perfectly normal characte ..read more
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Quality Patio Furniture for Outdoor Living
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by Karen Musgrave
7M ago
Hicks Nurseries, the largest garden center on Long Island, is the ultimate destination for outdoor living. They have an outstanding selection of quality outdoor furniture and accessories including patio dining sets, conversation seating sets, bar sets and firepits. All furniture is displayed in their Outdoor Living Center, located at the nursery in Westbury and a curated collection is available to shop online. Why Buy Patio Furniture at Hicks Nurseries? The premier garden center offers customers the option to customize their patio dining sets with mix and match chairs. Want all swivel chairs ..read more
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5 Indoor Plants to Help You Sleep Better
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by Karen Musgrave
11M ago
For some, a good night’s sleep can be hard to come by. Create a bedroom retreat where you can rest and recharge by adding indoor plants. Houseplants purify the air, remove toxins and add humidity indoors. Create a peaceful environment for you to sleep soundly with these five plants: #1. Snake Plant Good for overall air purification, the snake plant transforms carbon dioxide into oxygen while you sleep.   #2. Pothos This beautiful trailing plant will purify the air of harmful toxins day and night.   #3. Peace Lily Doesn’t the name say it all? The peace transforms carbon dioxide to ..read more
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Decorate Your Home with Fresh, Fragrant Greens for the Holidays
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
Bring the scent of pine, balsam and juniper to your home by decorating with fresh cut greens. Fragrant greens add a touch of elegance and holiday charm inside and outdoors to your porch, patio, entryway, dining room – anywhere you want to add a little Christmas cheer.  We have a selection unlike anywhere else which includes high mountain hemlock, holly, incense cedar, berried juniper, noble fir, port orford cedar, silver fir, shore pine, western red cedar and white pine among others. Here are a few ways to decorate your home with fresh, fragrant greens this holiday season. Garlands & ..read more
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How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
Nothing captures the feeling of the holiday season more than the fragrant scent of a real Christmas tree. Here at Hicks Nurseries, we offer the finest and freshest trees available. Our selection includes thousands of premium grade balsam, fraser and blue fir trees. Ensure that your real tree will last throughout the Christmas season by following these tips: How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree Choose a Quality Tree At Hicks Nurseries you will find a huge selection of premium grade trees to choose from including: Balsam Fir Live Christmas Trees have deep green soft needles. Known for its ..read more
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How to Care for Poinsettias
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
Poinsettias are the most popular flowering plant used to decorate homes and businesses during the holiday season. The plant is relatively easy to care for provided you follow a few simple tips. How to Care for Poinsettia When purchasing your poinsettia, do not leave the store unless the plant is wrapped in a plant sleeve to protect it from the cold outdoor temperatures. Once home, carefully unwrap it and place it in a well-lit spot away from drafts and cold window frames. Poinsettias like a daytime room temperature of no more than 70 degrees and will hold their flowers longer if the tempera ..read more
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Flowering Houseplants for the Holidays
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
Flowering plants add a splash of color to your home and make great gifts for family and friends. While poinsettias are the most popular option, there are several other choices that will bloom for many months and provide interest for many years. Cyclamen are beautiful fragrant flowering plants available in white, red, pink and dark maroon. They bloom for about one month in the spring and then again during Fall/Winter. In addition to showy flowers cyclamen have intricately patterned beautiful leaves. Since they prefer cooler temperatures, they are the perfect choice for an entry way, cold wind ..read more
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Fall Tips for Winter Plant Survival
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by Karen Musgrave
1y ago
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 May will soon melt away with the cooler weather. On the surface, it is easy to look around in the fall and believe that the gardening season has come to a close. However, any seasoned gardener knows that the coming months are some of the best planting months Mother Natur ..read more
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Fall Gardening: What to Do Now
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
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 gardening? Yes, you can! Although the air temperatures are cooler the ground temperature is still plenty warm for root growth. Here on Long Island you can plant trees, shrubs and perennials well into late fall. Learn how to plant here.   Lawn Renovation Now is the time to re-seed your lawn or fill in bare spots that m ..read more
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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn
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by Eleni Roselli
1y ago
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 raking to remove dead grass and weeds. Loosen soil wherever possible and mix in a premium lightweight top soil. Next apply the grass seed mix that best suits your conditions. Our experts are here to help you choose the correct seed and to provide tips for easy application. Cover the newly spread se ..read more
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