Seminars To Make Your Garden Grow

Seminars run from March 7 to March 22
Seminars run from March 7 to March 22.

Hicks Nurseries’ gives you a chance to learn more about your garden through the span of two weeks. Among the topics you’ll be able to learn about are finding natural remedies in your backyard and pruning with purpose.
Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. The Easiest Way to Have the Best Lawn in Town
Learn how to take care of your lawn using less chemicals. Topics to be discussed will range from what you need to know about how and when to apply grass seed and how to handle lawn diseases, insects and weeds.

Get Your Green Thumb

Gardening Made Simple You too can have a green thumb. Examples will be given on how lawn and garden care can be safe for your kids and pets.

2 p.m.
Container & Raised Bed Gardening the Smart Pot Way

You don’t need a large amount of space to grow vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. The discussion will revolve around how containers and raised beds make gardening easy in any location.

Sunday, March 8

10 a.m.
Hydrangea: A Long Island Classic

Hydrangeas are one of the most recognizable summer flowering plants on Long Island. This seminar will delve into the many varieties available at Hicks, as well as how and when to prune for best flower production.

Fruit in the Landscape—Easy as Pie

Anyone can grow fruit in the garden. Hicks will show you how easy it is.

2 p.m.
Organic Gardening: Bringing It All Together

You are invited to join the Hicks staff in discussing the best organic products available to use on your lawn and in your garden.

Tuesday, March 10

10 a.m.
Seed Starting Basics

From choosing your seeds to planting and transplanting, this seminar will discuss everything you need to successfully grow flowers and vegetables from seed.

Wednesday, March 11

10 a.m.
Orchids are Easy

If you were ever tempted to buy an orchid, but didn’t think you would know how to take care of it—this
is the seminar for you. Discussions include different types of orchids and what it takes to keep them thriving.

Thursday, March 12

10 a.m.
Use Your Bird Brain

Want to attract birds to your garden? Then you need to think like one. This seminar will cover how to attract birds to your garden all year long.

Saturday, March 14

10 a.m.
Natural Remedies for Your Home & Pond

The best products for natural lawn and pond care will be discussed.

Diagnosis & Solution of Lawn & Garden Issues:

This seminar will go over the many issues homeowners deal with in their flower and vegetable gardens including insects, diseases and weeds.

2 p.m.
Clean the Air: Plants for Life

Did you know that houseplants are natural air purifiers? This seminar will discuss common household toxins and plants that will help clean the air.

Sunday, March 15

10 a.m.
Grow Your Own Veggie Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is a fun and rewarding activity for the entire family. This seminar will cover everything from site selection and watering to planting and harvesting your crops.

Impatiens Replacements
This updated seminar will explain the many annual varieties, colors, sizes and combinations we will
carry in 2015 and why impatiens are still not the best choice for your garden.

2 p.m.
Spring Flowering Trees & Shrubs

This seminar will discuss favorite spring flowering trees and shrubs for Long Island as well as their application in the landscape.

Tuesday, March 17
10 a.m.
Pruning with Purpose

Learn everything you need to know about how to prune trees and shrubs in the landscape including hydrangea, trees, screening plants and more.

Wednesday, March 18

10 a.m.
Fresh Herbs for a Healthy Life

Spring is right around the corner and now is the best time to prepare your herb garden. Learn why herbs are beneficial to your health and why growing herbs organically is the best way to live.

Thursday, March 19

10 a.m.
A Woman’s Guide to Lawn Care

Lawn care isn’t just for the guys! The Hicks staff will offer a woman’s take on how to create and maintain
a beautiful lush lawn. Start the season off right.

Saturday, March 21

10 a.m.
Gardening in Small Spaces

Join senior buyer Bob Friedl as he discusses how he keeps his small garden looking gorgeous all year long. He’ll take you through slides of his very own garden full of ideas for making the most of your space.

Perennial Color All Season Long

Perennials provide beautiful color in your garden year after year. This seminar will explore some of our favorites and teach you how to create the perfect environment for season-long color.

2 p.m.
The Ancient Art of Bonsai

Learn how to grow and maintain these beautiful miniature plants. The seminar will include a repotting demonstration as well as plenty of time for questions.

Sunday, March 22
10 a.m.
Low Light? No Problem.

Enjoy beautiful houseplants in every room of your home. You’ll be shown which plants work best.

Carnivores in Captivity

Learn how these mysterious plants trap and devour their prey and the important role they play in the environment.

2 p.m.
Seed Starting Basics

From choosing your seeds to planting and transplanting, this seminar will discuss everything you need to successfully grow flowers and vegetables from seed.

Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Tpke. in Westbury. For more information, please call 516-334-0066 or visit

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).

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