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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 [...]

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 [...]

6 12, 2019

Insectile Factoids

By |2019-05-23T12:55:10-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

In a single acre of earth, you may find thousands of insect species and many millions of individual insects. Not surprising really; insects are by far the predominant group of animals on the planet. More than a million species have been identified, more than all other animal species combined. Insects rule terra firma but not the [...]

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 |2018-11-05T10:51:18-08:00November 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 |2018-11-05T10:48:05-08:00November 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 [...]