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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 [...]

17 09, 2021

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Plants

By |2021-06-12T08:28:59-07:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|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 [...]

3 09, 2021

Time is Money & Energy

By |2021-06-12T08:28:15-07:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

It's valuable to save time and energy When you’re in the janitor’s closet and you’ve just finished hooking up the water machine to the sink so it can fill, what do you do for the next three to five minutes? Do you stare at the sink remembering your weekend? Maybe just stand there holding [...]

27 08, 2021

Cyclamen Mite Damage in Interiorscapes

By |2021-06-12T08:28:08-07:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Check Schefflera for cyclamen mites Cyclamen mites! Where did they come from? In the past, infestations of these tiny pests were rare and most commonly found on African Violets. The easiest solution was to remove the infected plant to prevent the spread of these mites. Recently, there has been an increase in cyclamen mite [...]

20 08, 2021

What Is Sub-Irrigation?

By |2021-06-12T08:27:54-07:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Sub-irrigation methods explained Most of us were taught to water plants from above by sprinkling water like a gentle rain with gravity pulling it down through the root zone. Even as we learned about the dangers of overwatering indoor plants, like creating rotted roots from stagnant water standing in the decorative container, we continued [...]

16 07, 2021

25 Time-Saving Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2021-06-12T08:26:29-07:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Time-saving tips are invaluable Does it feel like there is never enough time to get everything done? We can help! Here are 25 time-saving tips gathered from interior plant technicians all over the world. Incorporate these tips into your daily routine and save some precious time! Plan your visits to job sites in an [...]

14 05, 2021

Useful Tips for Insect Season

By |2021-06-12T08:23:29-07:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Pesky aphids damage plants Welcome to bug season. With the warmer weather comes the sudden rise in insect populations. A plant that has been “pest-free” in the cooler months is unexpectedly overcome with spider mites. The pothos is suddenly infested with mealybugs. Aphids are feasting on the new growth of your Schefflera arboricola. What [...]

9 04, 2021

Smart Plant Management Strategies

By |2021-06-12T08:22:12-07:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Interior conditions should support plant health Sometimes the best approach to preserve a plant’s beauty and the quality of an interiorscape design is to focus on the environmental conditions that may be causing a plant to deteriorate. In order to correct the situation, you must first determine the cause of the underlying stress and change [...]

2 04, 2021

How to Control Scale Insects

By |2021-06-12T08:21:57-07:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, IPM - Integrated Pest Management, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Visible scale insects on the plant stem and surrounding leaves When you walk under that 16’ Ficus and your shoes stick to the carpet, like in an old movie theater, you have scale. When your Spathiphyllum looks like somebody has dribbled a can of soda over some of its leaves, you quite possibly have [...]

19 03, 2021

How to Keep Plants Clean

By |2021-06-12T08:52:09-07:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Clean plants are healthy plants Does everything seem especially dusty to you right now? Maybe the sun is shining into your accounts more now with the bright summer days and you can see the dust better. No matter the cause, plants can become dirty very quickly and it's important to their health to keep [...]

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