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23 07, 2021

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants

By |2021-06-12T08:26:42-07:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants Remember to clean your plants with the proper tools Which tools are best to clean plants? Dusters work well to remove dust from leaves, but without proper cleaning, they can help pest infestations spread. What about sponges, cloths and spray bottles? Which method is best for your plants? Let’s [...]

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 [...]

9 07, 2021

What Nutrients do Plants Need?

By |2021-06-12T08:26:19-07:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What macronutrients do your plants use? Plants use inorganic minerals for nutrition, whether grown in the field or in a container. Many factors influence nutrient uptake for plants. Mineral nutrients can be readily available to roots, could be “tied up” by other elements or by the soil itself. Soils too high in pH (alkaline) [...]

2 07, 2021

7 Pesticide Safety Tips

By |2021-06-12T10:29:56-07:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

7 Pesticide Safety Tips Learn more about pesticide safety When used correctly, low toxicity pesticides are an effective part of any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Improperly handled pesticides pose a danger to both the applicator and the surrounding environment. Are you a safe applicator? Do a mental review and evaluate... Do you read [...]

25 06, 2021

Dos and Don’ts of Residential Interiorscaping

By |2021-06-12T08:25:32-07:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Be extra careful when working in residences Chihuly glass, Villeroy and Boch serving dish, Waterford Crystal punch bowl, Chivas Regal and a Peter Max painting. Question: What do these five items have in common? Answer: They are all things you should never touch when servicing plants in a residential account. Palatial plants Palatial plants [...]

18 06, 2021

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees

By |2021-06-12T09:07:14-07:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees Ficus tree Where should I start to prune? This is their pet Ficus tree; how can I cut it without asking? Is someone watching me? What if I make a mistake? I have no extra time today to prune or clean up a mess. Are these the excuses [...]

11 06, 2021

Vacation for Plant Technicians

By |2021-06-12T08:35:49-07:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Vacation for Plant Technicians Summer is the time a technician's thoughts traditionally turn into vacation. Though plants never seem to need a vacation, technicians do! Taking a holiday from your daily workload is both refreshing and satisfying and helps you return to work with a dear mind and renewed sense of purpose. Hopefully you also return [...]

3 06, 2021

Cactus Classification

By |2021-06-12T10:39:37-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Cactus Classification Common cactus varieties For your purposes as plant technicians, members of the cactus family are separated into two groups. The desert cactus type: Most desert cactus are found with their roots growing in dry, stony places. This soil typically has lots of sand and not much humus. Rainwater drains away quickly from [...]

28 05, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Cactus 

By |2021-06-12T08:23:54-07:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What do you know about San Pedro cactus? How can you love a cactus? They are hard to hug, they need their space, they need little nurturing and they love to hang out and do seemingly nothing in the sunshine, except to ask us for food or drink. This fascinating group of plants makes [...]

21 05, 2021

Variegated Leaves Explained

By |2021-06-12T08:23:42-07:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Caladium leaves are variegated All leaves develop from a small mound of meristematic cells near the tip of a stem. At this primordia level all leaves look pretty much the same. But from the leaf primordia of Ficus trees - simple, pinnately veined leaves develop. From the leaf primordia of Fatsia, multi-lobed palmately veined leaves [...]

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