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8 06, 2024

Sooty Mold

By |2024-06-18T14:25:37-07:00June 8th, 2024|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on Sooty Mold

Sooty mold is gross. It forms a black deposit on the leaf surface that blocks out light and air movement. Severe attacks can turn entire leaves completely black. Eventually, it can cause a plant to die from lack of light. I've seen 20' Ficus with 50% of their leaves sticky, black and falling off. These then [...]

1 06, 2024

Water Tips for Hot Weather

By |2024-06-18T14:25:08-07:00June 1st, 2024|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Comments Off on Water Tips for Hot Weather

The sun is out and the plants know it. Most of them now need more water than they have needed during the winter months. Some days it may feel like your arms are going to fall off or your back is going to break from hauling so much water. What can you do to get the [...]

25 05, 2024

6 Water-Saving Tips

By |2024-06-18T14:30:00-07:00May 25th, 2024|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on 6 Water-Saving Tips

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 [...]

17 02, 2024

To Feed or Not to Feed

By |2024-06-18T14:24:14-07:00February 17th, 2024|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on To Feed or Not to Feed

The horrors of low light, offices too warm or too cold, and the indecisions of whether the Ficus really needs a drink this week are starting to fade as we enter early spring. Plants, in general, are coming out of their winter dormancy and we are on the cusp of the growing season for our [...]

29 10, 2021

Dictionary of Terms

By |2021-06-12T09:38:13-07:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on Dictionary of Terms

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on 20 Characteristics of Good Managers 

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 [...]

1 10, 2021

Why are my Plants Yellow?

By |2021-06-12T09:09:14-07:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on Why are my Plants Yellow?

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on 5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Plants

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 [...]

10 09, 2021

Customer Care Matters

By |2021-06-12T10:42:25-07:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Comments Off on Customer Care Matters

Customer Care Matters Nurture your clients like you would your plants You may think that taking care of the plants in your accounts is of the utmost importance, but it's just as important to care for your customers. Clients will have questions, concerns and requests. Take the extra time to talk to them and [...]

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|Comments Off on Cyclamen Mite Damage in Interiorscapes

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 [...]

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