Impress Your Customers and Staff with Our Office Plant Services

When you consider all the good they do, keeping plants around the office is a no-brainer. The right types of office greenery can clean pollutants from the air, improve mood, increase accuracy and productivity, and even cut down on worker illnesses. Well-maintained plants also demonstrate your caring and competence to customers. However, what if you don’t have the time or knowledge to choose appropriate plants and keep them looking great? That’s when an office plant service can save the day.

How an Office Plant Service Works

An office plant service can assist in several ways. Plant specialists can look at your space and determine the types of plants that will best meet your needs, creating a dynamic display that sets the scene for strong business relationships. Once the plants are selected and installed, the staff will return regularly to feed, water, and care for the plants—repotting as needed and switching out any greenery that isn’t doing well.

In addition, perhaps you also need plants to make an important business meeting feel even more professional. An office plant service can come to the rescue again. Whether you’re preparing for a conference, a visit from the company president, or an employee retreat, beautiful plants and décor can be brought in and set up, then dismantled and taken away afterwards. This way you avoid getting stuck with plants and planters you can’t possibly use, and there are no tedious setups and teardowns.

Cost vs. Benefits

Many business owners feel that the monthly fee for an office plant service is minimal compared to the benefits. For example, when you buy plants, you’re buying them just for as long as they live. When you use an office plant service, however, you can change your plants by season, for holidays, or whenever you have the urge. That’s because a service provides ongoing care and ongoing customer satisfaction.

An office plant service is a wonderful way to reap the benefits of a green thumb—without lifting a finger. For further information or a consultation, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257.

Living Green Walls for Your Home: 3 Types of Setups

living green wallsNot everyone thinks they have room for plants in their homes. The presumption that all plants need their own windowsill is widespread, if not particularly truthful, and not all households have the space and temperament for planters full of plants. The good news is there are several ways to install living green walls in your home that require only a minimal amount of space.

Living green walls can add a burst of color, fragrance, and freshness and make for beautiful décor. They can also support a wide variety of flowers, green leafy plants, and even herbs and some veggies. So what does it take to install one in your home?

The Right Setup for Your Living Green Walls

Whether you’re investing in premade living green wall materials or building your own, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the right kind of pocket material, soil, fertilizer, and irrigation system to support the plants you choose.

There are three main types of setups for living green walls. Which you choose will depend on how many plants you want, how large those plants will become, and what (if anything) you intend to do with them:

  1. “Mat media” involves using felt or other porous material to hold plants and help distribute water. This is often the most cost-effective setup, though it’s only good for small installations and plants that don’t get too heavy.
  2. “Loose media” consists of a series of smaller containers that hold dirt and allow for the circulation of moisture. This setup is the least durable and will need the most regular maintenance.
  3. “Block media” or “structural media” requires the largest upfront investment, mainly because it brings the best of each type of structure into your living green walls. Block media holds plants firmly while allowing good air and water circulation.

Be aware that not all types of living green walls are appropriate for growing food. If you have additional questions or if you’d rather hire someone to set everything up, let the professionals help. Contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257 for more information.

6 Popular Indoor Plants for Spring

Residence Inn Alamo PlazaWhether you do a lot of landscaping or you live in an apartment, indoor plants have a lot to offer.

Consider this list of six popular indoor plants for spring to add some freshness and life to any room:

  1. Lemon Tree. It’s not as difficult as you might think to grow a ponderosa lemon tree as an indoor plant. All it needs is plenty of water along with fertilizer once or twice a year. A little bit of effort can keep you in yummy fruit all summer.
  2. Geranium. Geraniums offer lovely flowers with great color and a pleasant fragrance. How many flowers you get will depend on how much light is available. It’s important not to overwater them and to let the soil dry out between watering.
  3. The Wandering Jew. This plant boasts bright purple leaves when it gets enough sun. It’s an easy indoor plant to take care of, needing as much full sunlight as possible and a moist substrate.
  4. Peace Lily. These air-cleansing plants are easy to maintain and only require moderate light and regular watering. Keep them away from pets though, since lilies are toxic if consumed.
  5. Primrose. If you’re a fan of colorful flowers, the Cape Primrose is a great indoor plant and can be found with white, pink, and even purple blossoms. It needs plenty of light for good flowering, though, and care should be taken not to overwater it.
  6. Spider Plant. This is another air cleaner that’s easy to maintain. Don’t let it get too cold or too dry, and as a reward, you’ll get full, lush greenery that can live almost anywhere in your home.

Just as important as the plants you choose is where you source them. Insist on a reliable vendor with a varied selection of healthy plants, as well as an array of planters. Your vendor should be able to tell you where each plant comes from and how to best care for it. For more information about indoor plants, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257.