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25 02, 2019

3 Green Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2019-04-29T12:15:37-07:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Going green is easy As part of the Green Industry we need to lead the way to help our world get going greener. Carry a cloth bag for your leaf scraps and trimmings and then empty it in greens compost bins now available in many commercial buildings. If no such bin exists take to [...]

2 01, 2019

The New Year Cleaning Plan

By |2019-04-29T12:16:04-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you know how to clean your terra cotta planters? Happy 2019 Everyone! It's time to tackle new projects and really get your accounts in order. Some much needed cleaning is a good place to ensure everything looks its best for 2019. Sometimes there just seems to be dirt and grime everywhere! We’re talking [...]

22 11, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Poinsettias

By |2019-04-29T12:17:03-07:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Those colorful leaves are called bracts Indeed the bright cheery image of poinsettias has become an integral part of the holiday season for most Americans. Native to Mexico, Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly called poinsettia, is a succulent and needs plenty of strong light to flourish. In production, 6000 foot-candles are needed to grow a strong plant. [...]

7 11, 2018

4 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays

By |2018-11-05T10:51:18-07:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Poinsettias are a sure sign that the holiday season is here! Are you ready for the busy holiday season that’s just around the corner? Once Thanksgiving arrives there is usually NO time for any “extras” so better get the projects done and out of the way now! Review the following guidelines to stay on track [...]

5 11, 2018

Disposing of Pesticides Safely

By |2018-11-05T10:48:05-07:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

After treating your Majesty palm, it's important to dispose of pesticides safely That darn Ficus just wouldn’t let you keep the mealy under control with hand squishing. Every week it has shed leaves and now it has stopped drinking its water. After two months, you are so tired of battling the ever growing numbers [...]

10 09, 2018

Color Contrast and Harmony

By |2019-04-29T12:21:19-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Create colorful plant displays What do we know of color and how to best use it in interiorscapes? Color theory is often defined on a wheel. Gather up the nearest set of crayons and use the color wheel provided to draw in the listed colors. The colors we call the primary colors are red, [...]

1 09, 2018

How to Welcome New Team Members

By |2018-09-05T12:24:36-07:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Help new team members feel more welcome New team members have a daunting task. They need to learn where all their new accounts are located and find all the plants within that account. They need to learn all their clients' contact names and where they sit in each account. They need to learn how [...]

20 08, 2018

5 Ways to Determine Moisture Levels in Plants

By |2018-08-26T21:05:57-07:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Learn methods to test soil moisture levels Determining the appropriate moisture level for an interior plant is perhaps the hardest part of an interior technician’s job. Proper amounts of water are vital to the overall health of container grown plants. Too little, and the plant can collapse and look wilted or “dead” to your [...]

9 07, 2018

Why do Some Plants Sweat? 

By |2019-04-29T12:19:21-07:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Do plants actually sweat? How many times has someone pulled you into their office, pointing to their Ficus, saying, “ My plant is covered with bugs!! What are they and what are you going to do about them?” No matter how many times this happens, it can always give you a little start. Your [...]

5 07, 2018

Photosynthesis Explained

By |2018-08-03T18:44:58-07:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Plants make the essential nutrients they need through photosynthesis Plants are amazing. Did you know that they manufacture their own food? Unlike any other organism, plants are able to make their own nutrients through photosynthesis. They create their own food through their leaves. Leaves are the food factories of a plant. The raw materials they [...]

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