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14 11, 2018

4 Customer Service Basics

By |2018-11-11T17:57:35+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

It's important to know what your clients need just like you do your plants Good interiorscape service requires us to pay close attention to the customers in each account. We may love to know about the physiology of the plants (and indeed that will help us do our job better) or what kind of [...]

12 11, 2018

Tips for Staying Injury Free

By |2018-11-11T17:56:08+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Clothing and Gear Lift tall plants like Podocarpus very carefully to avoid injury Wear appropriate clothing and footwear with non-skid soles. Never wear open toed shoes. Use recommended protective gear for the job---goggles when pruning plants with jagged or pointed leaves, gloves for handling plants with spines, a scabbard for pruners and scissors and [...]

7 11, 2018

4 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays

By |2018-11-05T10:51:18+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Poinsettias are a sure sign that the holiday season is here! Are you ready for the busy holiday season that’s just around the corner? Once Thanksgiving arrives there is usually NO time for any “extras” so better get the projects done and out of the way now! Review the following guidelines to stay on track [...]

5 11, 2018

Disposing of Pesticides Safely

By |2018-11-05T10:48:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

After treating your Majesty palm, it's important to dispose of pesticides safely That darn Ficus just wouldn’t let you keep the mealy under control with hand squishing. Every week it has shed leaves and now it has stopped drinking its water. After two months, you are so tired of battling the ever growing numbers [...]

31 10, 2018

The Three M’s of Autumn

By |2018-08-03T15:17:20+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Assess your interior plants for the 3Ms - mold, mildew and mushrooms As our days become cooler and damper, we are likely to begin to see more evidence of molds, mildews and mushrooms growing on our plants. I call these, The Three M’s of Autumn. The three M’s occur when conditions are cool and [...]

29 10, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Dracaena arborea

By |2018-10-24T16:54:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Dracaena arborea Dragon Tree, Arborea, Dragon’s Blood Tree…whatever name you call it, this is a magnificent plant. With a crown of long, tender leaves and a short stem, and coral roots, it’s not a real tree but a giant lily. All Dracaenas are woody members of the Lily family mostly from Africa and the [...]

24 10, 2018

Ongoing Training Programs are Essential

By |2018-10-20T17:22:10+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Continuous training is important for interior plant technicians The importance of an ongoing training program can never be minimized for interior plant technicians. Expert training identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and works to develop positive techniques. But who has time to train? Does it feel like you are running from account [...]

22 10, 2018

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

By |2018-10-20T17:21:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Sansevieria trifasciata filters the air and improves indoor air quality The Environmental Protection Agency lists poor indoor air quality as one of the top five greatest risks to public health. Indoor air quality is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants and employees because it can impact the health, comfort, well being and [...]

17 10, 2018

5 Fall Watering Tips

By |2018-10-14T19:21:01+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plants have different watering requirements during the fall months Isn’t it amazing the way plants adapt to the changing season? Even the plants inside office buildings adjust to the changes in temperature and light. And wow are there changes! Though there may be less sunlight for some, no matter what the sun’s angle has [...]

15 10, 2018

5 Easy to Care for Plants

By |2018-10-20T17:25:51+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Aspidistra - Cast Iron Plant Many of us choose plantscaping because we love caring for the diverse plants within our accounts. It's delightful to walk into an account that has a wide assortment of plants that challenge us and stretch our knowledge of the plant world, and our ability to care for them indoors. [...]