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6 12, 2021

6 Stress Management Tips

By |2021-06-12T10:38:52-07:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Learn how to take a step back If you feel you’re on the verge of being stressed because of your job, take a step back. You might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps to avoid burnout: 1. Find time to play Even if it means forcing yourself. People on the [...]

26 11, 2021

Quality Assurance for Plant Technicians

By |2021-06-12T10:37:25-07:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Do you make the grade? Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Account Check-up...no matter what you call it, it’s still a report card. These reports can show up in your message box without warning. There is no time for cramming, you didn’t even know there was going to be a “test." They go straight to your [...]

12 11, 2021

Healthy Back Tips for Plant Technicians

By |2021-06-12T10:33:53-07:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Healthy Back Tips for Plant Technicians It's important to avoid back injuries while working Work shouldn’t be back breaking. A plant technician’s job can be strenuous. A typical day will involve lifting water buckets, carrying replacement plants, moving ladders and climbing up and down, crawling on your knees, moving chairs out of the way [...]

5 11, 2021

Helpful Time Management Tips

By |2021-06-12T10:28:48-07:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Writing a list will help you stay on track There's always so much that needs to be done and it's easy to be overwhelmed when you have so much on your plate. Don't worry, there are 11 helpful tips below to help you make the most of our time. Break down major tasks into [...]

29 10, 2021

Dictionary of Terms

By |2021-06-12T09:38:13-07:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

When horticulturists in your company begin to "talk shop," do you sometimes feel like you're standing on foreign soil? Do you frown in puzzlement when they toss out phrases like vascular bundles, air layering and sucker growth? If so, you're not alone. The language of horticulture, while sometimes confusing, is essential for effective communication. To tackle [...]

22 10, 2021

Making Plants Last Longer

By |2021-06-12T09:37:21-07:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Over the years, rising overhead costs have forced interiorscapers to delay replacing plants in order to control expenses. Old plants, hanging onto life by one or two leaves, will ruin an account; but, aging plants, maintained properly to stay full, can be beautiful for many years. To extend a plant's life without sacrificing plant quality, it [...]

15 10, 2021

20 Characteristics of Good Managers 

By |2021-06-12T09:13:43-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Great managers inspire their plant technicians Managing interior plant technicians can be very stressful. It takes a lot of effort to make sure your technicians are knowledgeable about their work and servicing the accounts with ease. Good leadership is essential, but what are the characteristics of a good manager? Here are 20 characteristics of [...]

8 10, 2021

How to Learn Botanical Nomenclature

By |2021-06-12T09:13:30-07:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

It's important to learn botanical nomenclature Chamaedorea seifrizii, Dizygotheca elegantissima, Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckei,' Yucca elephantipes, Nidularium innocentii var. lineatum and Aspidistra elatior Those Latin names can be technical tongue twisters; difficult to pronounce and remember! Learning scientific names can seem more like an obstruction than a useful tool to the new interior plant technician. In truth, a basic understanding [...]

1 10, 2021

Why are my Plants Yellow?

By |2021-06-12T09:09:14-07:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Be on the lookout for yellow plant leaves What’s going on when you find yellow leaves on the plants in your care? The truth is that there will always be yellow leaves, it’s only natural. There are so many reasons for yellow leaves! Determining the cause and then attempting to stop the problem will lessen [...]

24 09, 2021

Ready, Set…Goals!

By |2021-06-12T08:30:55-07:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What are your goals? Ready, Set...Goals! Goals, promises and objectives are all words that can make some people start to squirm. What is it about these words that can prompt all kinds woes? Goal setting doesn’t need to be a long drawn-out, soul-searching process. It's as simple as writing down on a piece of paper [...]

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