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A World For Your Gardening Needs

After a very long winter, spring time is finally here and it’s time to get all of your gardening needs in. Whether you’re looking for gardening supplies, annual perennials or shrubs or bird food and pool cleaning agents, Garden World in Franklin Square is your place.

 

“I go there for everything,” says Mary Channix of New Hyde Park. “It has all my gardening needs and is just a short drive away. I’ll be going next week to get more stuff to have the garden ready to go.”

 

In business since 1959, Garden World offers everything the average gardener needs to keep their lawn green and their outside property looking clean.

“We’ve been in business since 1959, serving and working with the community for all of their gardening needs,” said store owner Chris Leicht. “Our gardening center is one of the largest in Nassau County.”

 

Located on Franklin Avenue, Garden World offers typical gardening supplies such as fertilizer and topsoil bags, hand rakes, wheelbarrows, snipping tools and weed removers. Home décor items are for sale including lawn statues, ornaments and decorative picture hangs.

 

“The selection at the shop is second to none,” said Channix. “I really enjoy shopping there when it gets warm out. They have a great setup and the workers know more than just what is in each spot in the store.”

 

Propane gas tanks for barbecues as well as grilling tools and other accessories are also for sale.

 

“We are the complete super garden center,” said Leicht. “We are located on a two and a half acres space and recently renovated our store to include a new glass greenhouse.”

 

The new greenhouse has a huge variety of indoor potted plants which make great gifts for people’s homes or offices. Some of the plants to choose from include orchids, bonsai, cyclamen, and depending on the season, tulips, mums or poinsettias. With the Easter

holiday upon us, the most popular items are Easter plants such as lilies.

 

In the greenhouse you will also find plant care accessories such as plant foods, potting soils, watering cans, plant hardware and lights and fixtures.

 

“We are more than just pots and plants,” said Leicht. “We also offer lawn mower and small engine
repair too.”

 

Leicht said that now that the spring season is here, more people are out shopping for gardening supplies and tools and shopping for colorful plants and shrubs.

 

“In the past few weeks we have definitely seen an upswing in people stopping by. We start seeing those familiar faces that come to our store when the weather starts to get warm.”

 

Current sales on items include three for $5 on forty pound bags of topsoil and other regular weekly specials to help the gardener save money. 

 

“Our mantra is that we offer the best quality service and integrity to our customers and that we want to continue to service and work with the community for a long time to come,” said Leicht.

 

Garden World has two locations, one in Franklin Square and in Flushing, Queens at 197-23 47th Avenue. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 516-437-2030

News

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”

The Village of New Hyde Park will soon hear Manhattan businessman Sam Chan’s proposal to open a 84-seat hibachi-style restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park, the former spot of the maligned Empire Billiards Hall. The hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“The board will be hearing the case for restaurant usage,” Mayor Robert Lofaro said. “This will also have to go before the zoning board. They will likely hear the case.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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