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29 06, 2020

10 Reasons Why Plants Fade

By |2020-03-26T08:34:04-07:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What causes plants to fade? You walk into your favorite account looking forward to caring for your long-time plant friends. To your surprise, you notice that some of them are starting to fade, slowly loosing their healthy luster. What's going on? Here are the top 10 reasons why plants wither and slowly die in [...]

8 06, 2020

6 Water-Saving Tips

By |2020-03-26T08:31:37-07:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Hoya leaves hold on to water Water is one of the key elements for any landscape business. You need water to keep plants alive, and during the long, hot days of summer you use plenty of it. When water supplies get tight, your customers may look to you to make adjustments to cut back [...]

1 06, 2020

Caring for Plants in Top-Impact Areas

By |2020-03-26T08:30:59-07:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Sago palms are a good choice for top-impact areas When you walk onto a large job site and there are so many plants to care for it may be hard to decide where to begin. Oftentimes, you start where you enter the account, which is usually at a back entry. You spend time doing [...]

18 05, 2020

Understanding Plant Diseases

By |2020-03-25T23:05:22-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plant diseases will change the appearance of a plant A broad definition of a plant disease is any condition in which a plant varies in some way from a normal/healthy plant either in structure or function. The plant can appear to be shorter, have more, less or deformed branches and fewer leaves that somehow [...]

4 05, 2020

10 Questions to Assess Customer Service Skills

By |2020-03-25T23:02:19-07:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What's your customer service score? Customer service is not a perfect science. You can’t write a formula for how to respond to each situation. People are unpredictable, so interactions will always have to be individualized for each situation. A key to being successful in dealing with customers is to remain flexible. Each interaction is [...]

6 04, 2020

A Brief History of Plant Pests

By |2020-03-25T22:54:49-07:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, IPM - Integrated Pest Management, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Many insects affect plant health About 10,000 years ago, the last of the Pleistocene glaciers had retreated and it was the dawn of a new age for humans. Someone picked some seeds from a favorite grain plant and saved them. Then, in a favorable place where game was plentiful, this person planted these seeds. [...]

7 06, 2019

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Plants

By |2019-05-06T12:44:54-07:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Signs it's Time to Replace Plants Maybe it's time for new plants? Many of us choose plantscaping because we love plants. When a plant suddenly dies in our care we grieve the loss, for in some unique way we have lost a friend. Perhaps harder yet for us is when a plant has [...]

11 03, 2019

Spring Pest Control Methods

By |2018-12-29T15:03:07-08:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, IPM - Integrated Pest Management, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Mealybug are active in the spring To some Spring means the scent of spring bulbs wafting through the air, to others it means lovely bird songs, but to those of us in horticulture, Spring means it’s insect season. Spring finds us with populations exploding of various insects and mites on our plant friends. As [...]

6 02, 2019

Why Every Plant Technician is a Salesperson

By |2018-12-29T14:53:45-08:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Why Every Plant Technician is a Salesperson Always be on the lookout for potential sales When you visit one of your accounts, you are not only a plant technician, but a salesperson as well. Your customer will recognize you as a plant professional and feel comfortable asking questions. They see you as an expert [...]

16 01, 2019

Plant Container Care Checklist

By |2018-12-24T09:10:25-08:00January 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 [...]

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