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16 01, 2019

Plant Container Care Checklist

By |2018-12-24T09:10:25+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

How do your plants look after the holidays? The holidays are almost over. The decorations have come down and the plants are somewhat back to their original locations. So, now that your service visits are back to “normal," how do your accounts look? Here is a To Do list to help you re-look at [...]

2 01, 2019

The New Year Cleaning Plan

By |2018-12-29T14:45:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Do you know how to clean your terra cotta planters? Happy 2019 Everyone! It's time to tackle new projects and really get your accounts in order. Some much needed cleaning is a good place to ensure everything looks its best for 2019. Sometimes there just seems to be dirt and grime everywhere! We’re talking [...]

24 12, 2018

10 Ways to Provide Better Customer Service

By |2018-12-24T09:11:31+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Best customer service practices 10 Ways to Provide Better Customer Service Providing the best customer service for your clients takes practice and requires critical thinking about the policies you have in place. In order to always provide the best for your clients, it's important to examine your customer service practices. A great way to [...]

17 12, 2018

Staying Green During the Holidays

By |2018-12-16T20:00:51+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Save your holiday decorations and reuse them again next year With all the additional holiday color and decorations everywhere this month, don’t lose sight of recycling whenever and wherever you can. It’s easy to just say, "I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to recycle these 35 poinsettia sleeves.” It's so important to [...]

12 12, 2018

When to Prune Plant Roots

By |2018-12-10T09:52:02+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Make sure to care for your plant roots “My corn plant’s got rippled yellowing leaves, what do you think is wrong with it?” What’s causing all those funny looking yellow blotches to show up on your plant’s leaves. Don’t know? It’s time to look down below the moss. Especially when the plant is not [...]

5 12, 2018

Poinsettia Epinasty Explained

By |2018-12-03T08:14:36+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

You can protect your gorgeous poinsettias from epinasty Poinsettias are very sensitive to ethylene gas. Exposure to the gas produces bent, twisted petioles and droopy bracts. This condition is called epinasty. Poinsettias will produce excess ethylene gas if left sleeved for over 24 hours. The excess gas is produced when the leaves are  held [...]

3 12, 2018

Winter Watering Tips

By |2018-12-03T08:15:31+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Even your holiday trees need to be monitored carefully for water stress Have you been suspecting someone else has been watering the plants in your accounts because they are wet when you arrive to service them? Have you been curious as to why it is that you are only using one water machine to [...]

26 11, 2018

Ask an Interior Plant Technician

By |2018-11-26T10:34:54+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Why do poinsettias turn red? Our clients see us as plant experts who know everything - they lay in wait for our visit to ask us a pressing question about a plant in their home garden. As customer service agents for our companies and for the horticulture industry, we are frequently called upon to [...]

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 [...]