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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 [...]

22 06, 2020

Summer Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2020-03-26T08:32:56-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Beat the heat with these essential summer tips There are many challenges that interior plant technicians face during the hot summer months and it's important to stay cool during the intense heat. The indoor temperature may be a pleasant 72 degrees while it's 95 degrees outside! Inside your vehicle, it’s an oven and the [...]

15 06, 2020

All About Heliconias

By |2020-03-26T08:32:08-07:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Colorful Heliconias Did you know? Heliconias are plant favorites! This bold tropical plant with large decorative leaves looks like a cross between a banana and a Spathiphyllum. The neat thing is that even in interiorscapes, they will bloom with very exotic looking flowers sure to thrill your clients! Heliconias in the wild Heliconia originally [...]

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 [...]

25 05, 2020

Understanding Spider Mites

By |2020-03-25T23:06:23-07:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Dracaena marginata is prone to spider mites The month of May might bring up lovely images of fresh spring flowers for some people, but it also brings nightmarish pictures of multitudes of spider mites living on interior plants. When warm weather hits and the day length gets longer, mites are having a feast. Mites [...]

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 [...]

11 05, 2020

What’s in Your Potting Soil?

By |2020-03-25T23:05:01-07:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

What are the elements of good potting soil? The next time you add more potting soil to the plants in your accounts, you may be wondering what all those granules you see in the soil are? Here's a quick and simple guide to the beneficial elements found in good potting soil. Perlite: What is that [...]

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 [...]

13 04, 2020

Plant Spotlight – Fishtail Palms

By |2020-03-25T22:58:35-07:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Caryota mitis - Fishtail palm What is the correct way to trim a fishtail? Do I use pinking shears or just cut straight across?  The answer to this question is of course neither... if you are needing to trim tips, it’s because you are doing something terribly wrong in caring for the plant. Many [...]