NY Christmas Tree Shortage

You should not be late this year for your Christmas Tree. I need to inform you there is a shortage on Christmas trees, wreaths, and pine garland again. Today we landed our last 100 trees for the season, no more pine garland, and we have barely 20 wreathes left in stock. Although we might expect … Read More

3 Tips on Caring for Your Poinsettia

1. Poinsettias don’t like a lot of water. Watering a little once every couple of days is sufficient. Never use cold water! Room temperature only. 2. If your poinsettia is wrapped in foil remove it every time you water. Better still, water it in the sink and allow to drain before returning it to its … Read More

The Truth About Poinsettias

There is a dirty secret in the plant industry and I thought I’d let you in on it. No one likes poinsettias! Independent garden centers don’t like them because the big box stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc) take the lowest end plants and flood the market so there is no profit for an independent garden … Read More

Beat The Gloom: Long Island Spring Gardening Tips

There are some mucky, not fun things that every garden in Long Island needs in preparation for Spring, and I find March the best time to do them. After two months of cold, March can bring that crazy snow storm one day, and the next day sun and 60 degrees. Suddenly you find yourself looking … Read More

February Gardening To-Do List for Long Island NY

February Gardening Tips & Chores This is the time of year when winter seems the longest, yet each passing day brings a longer stretch of sunshine and the promise of a new gardening season! There are still a number of tasks on our Long Island February gardening to do list as we prepare for the … Read More

Long Island Winter Garden Tips

January Gardening Chores | Nassau County, LI

Your Long Island Garden January To-Do List! Here in Long Island, we are fortunate to have a long growing season. Our relatively mild winters provide an opportunity for planning the creation of lush gardens as Winter slowly gives way to Spring. In the meantime, there are some important January garden chores Nassau County LI gardeners … Read More

Fraser Fir Tree

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside LI How do you choose a Christmas tree? Is there a difference between a Balsam Fir and a Frasier Fir? Which one is best for your needs? At A & T Garden Center, we can help you make the right choice of Christmas Tree for your family! Visit our … Read More

For Successful Planting A&T Garden Center recommends…

Bumper Crop organic soil builder Feeds plants up to 4 months, providing the nutrients plants need for continuous blooms, veggies and fruits. Perfect for all outdoor, in-ground plants and garden beds. Master Nursery Bumper Crop Bumper Crop will help you prevent transplant loss in your garden. Add Bumper Crop to your soil when planting or … Read More

Planting Perennial & Annual Plants

Stage your plants around your planting area while still in their pots. Make sure you have taken into consideration the mature height/width of the plants as well as the sun or shade requirements. Determine an appropriate location for planting, then dig a hole a few inches wider than the container. Water your plants thoroughly, then … Read More

Guide to Successful Planting – Nassau County Long Island

So you’re ready to start planting? We have a wonderful climate that perfect for all types of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees! Here’s a brief guide to successful planting in Island Park in Nassau County Long Island From the experts at A & T Garden Center! Before You Plant Always plant in a well drained … Read More