Why Property Managers Need Indoor Plant Service

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Plants are an invaluable part of a healthy workplace setting. As a property manager of a multi-tenant building, you’re responsible for many tenants who rely on you to keep the building working properly and enhancing the environment for their guests, employees, and customers.

The benefits of live plants are great for your tenants. The right plants reduce airborne pollutants, create more breathable air, and can reduce errors, improve mood, and even cut down on sick days, which can save you money! Learn more

To get the most out of your office plants, though, you’ll need to know which ones are best for your work place environment, which may require learning about maintenance and understanding the time commitment.

However, if that already sounds like a lot of work, it’s best and more efficient to hire an indoor plant service.

You might be wondering if an indoor plant service is really necessary. Maybe you know how to select, plant, and maintain a whole host of greenery. If you’ve got a well-established green thumb, DIY may be a good idea.

However, if you don’t, it can be both discouraging and costly to watch your carefully selected plant life brown and wither. Whether it’s a stately indoor tree accidentally placed under an air conditioner vent or a crawling ivy that nobody ever misted, plants suffer without proper care.

Like your tenants, plants can’t do their jobs if they aren’t given the necessary tools. An indoor plant specialist knows what plants need, so you don’t have to.

The right indoor plant specialist helps you work within your budget to select plants and planters that are suited for your multi-tenant building. The specialist will maintain the plants regularly, replacing any that aren’t doing well so your plants always look healthy and thriving.

Most companies find that an indoor plant service saves them money by providing all the benefits of live plants without the time and staff associated with keeping plants alive. An indoor plant service may also be more affordable than you think.

For more information, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257. We offer a choice of five different plant service packages that include plant rotation, maintenance, and replacement for just one monthly fee.

Save 15% right now by telling us about your indoor plant service request here.

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5 Benefits of Interior Plants in Green Living Walls

We have been talking a lot about the many advantages of interior plants. From improving air quality and reducing office noise, which causes stress, to actually saving businesses money because of less data entry errors and fewer employee absences.

Is it all true or just hype? Seems like if having live office plants was that helpful, then we would all be surrounded by them.

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It’s true. There are many studies that support interior plants in the office and home.

Then the question becomes: Do the benefits outweigh the time and effort it takes to maintain live plants?

Once again, we think yes. And it can be made easy when you hire interior plant service. Check out this case study to learn how a horticulture specialist can help you. The specialist will consider your environment and help you choose the right plants.

A Green Living Wall is a beautiful option that is very innovative and different than the traditional plant and container duo. But because live plants make up their entirety, they are just as effective for the workplace environment.

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Benefits of Green Living Walls

  1. Therapeutic value (mental). Many types of plants are well suited for color therapy or aromatherapy. Certain scents and colors are known to trigger feelings on a subconscious level. Blues and greens are known to be calming colors. Lavender is a relaxing scent, while lemon and orange aromas improve mental function. The act of caring for a plant is also mentally healing in and of itself.
  2. Therapeutic value (physical). The first medicines were made from plants, and rightly so. Aloe is a succulent plant containing a gel that speeds healing and takes the pain out of burns, bites, and scrapes. Herbs like chamomile and nettle make tasty and restorative teas. Chives and their flowers are flavorful and are also high in antioxidants.
  3. Better sleep. Most people don’t count sound sleep as one of the typical advantages of indoor plants. However, high oxygen-emitting plants aid in falling and staying asleep, and aren’t addictive like some sleeping pills.
  4. Reduced illnesses and pests. Many plants remove toxins from the air that can cause colds and headaches and prevent restorative sleep. Plants can also keep insects away. In addition, acclimating children to plants at a young age can reduce their chances of developing allergies later on.
  5. Aesthetic appeal. Being pretty isn’t often listed as one of the advantages of indoor plants. However, being surrounded by beauty is known to make people happier.

The truth is that plants can be tremendously helpful and restorative, but you have to know what you’re doing. That means choosing the right indoor plants to meet your needs and suit your environment. It also means learning how to keep each plant alive and thriving. Interior plant service from a professional horticulture specialist is a great option for choosing the right indoor plants and maintain them. Contact Plant Interscapes to learn more about interior plant service.

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Green Living Walls Save Tenants Money

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As a property manager, it’s your responsibility to keep your tenants happy and create an environment that is inviting and fosters productivity for them and their customers.

Everything in your multi-tenant building sends a message, from the furniture to the color of the walls. There are many things you can do to transform your building in order to maintain a good tenant relationship.

Benefits of Green Living Walls

There are many benefits of live plants in Green Living Walls, including increased productivity, improved air quality, sound and temperature control, and more.

The benefits of greenery in the workplace are well established. However, how is it possible that interior plant service saves money?

Absolutely.

  • For starters, improving the air quality around the office can reduce or eliminate the effects of “sick building syndrome.” Ever notice that once one or two people get sick at a business, the illness cycles through almost everyone? This is because toxins and viruses concentrate in sealed offices, causing and spreading illnesses over time. Air-cleaning plants can combat this, resulting in fewer employee call-ins and higher productivity.
  • Some plants, like lilies, spider plants, and ferns, can filter chemicals from cleaning material residue or furniture right out of the air. Cleaner, fresher air has a ripple effect on the entire office—improving mood, focus, and alertness.

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  • Certain plants even produce essential oils that have been shown to cut down on data entry errors.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plants also help regulate air humidity via transpiration, a process that creates optimal humidity levels for humans. Comfortable employees are more focused and productive, and may even display better problem-solving skills.
  • Promoting employee health and satisfaction through plants can help reduce employee turnover, which also saves your business money on training hours.
  • 80% of workers state that they are frequently distracted by office noise. Sound has a heavy impact on our productivity from a cognitive, psychological and behavioral standpoint that can distract and disengage employees from moments to minutes that all adds up to a costly problem. Learn more

Already have plants in your multi-tenant building? Encourage your tenants to add them to their office and experience the benefits of live plants. Green Living Walls are beautiful, innovation plant design options as well.

Ready to make an investment for your multi-tenant building, office, or hotel, and start reaping the benefits of green living walls? Contact us.

Download this guide to learn everything you need to know about Green Living Walls.

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Reduce Office Noise with Live Plants, Green Living Walls

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The modern office has become a noisy, distracting environment with increasing popularity of the open plan office. Sound has a heavy impact on our productivity from a cognitive, psychological and behavioral standpoint that can distract and disengage employees from moments to minutes that all adds up to a costly problem.

Shhhhh…sit back in your chair, close your eyes, take a deep breath and exhale slowly…you hear all that?

Coworker’s chairs squeaking and straining under stress of their occupants, phones ringing about, muffled crowd chatter in the distance intermingling with various other working sounds down the hall. Coughs, sniffles and sneezes from around the corner, typing and keyboard pounding from your neighbor, the copy machine pacing back and forth, a stapler firing but releasing no staples, the noisy sequence of the espresso machine brewing up a cup of caffeine, or the relentless hollow sound of air exhausting through the ventilation system.

Oh the tranquility of interior office acoustics! Chances are your working space is far from silent.

Uncontrolled noise in an office environment can wreak havoc on your employees and customers alike.

Office noise is one of the most commonly complained about office issues with 80% of workers stating that they are frequently distracted by it. We can only assume the remaining 20% are suffering in silence! What level of productivity can you maintain if you are unable to concentrate, stay focused and on task?

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All this noise is created and manipulated as sound waves travel and bounce off rigid surfaces such as walls, ceilings, floors and other hard objects in the room. Sound transmissions from internal, external and adjacent sources are huge distractions in our cramped office environments and can be seemingly difficult to control. But nature has an answer.

Benefits of Plants in the Workplace

Plants have an acoustical benefit that insulate against noise, sound vibrations and sound penetration.

The biomass of indoor office plants has the ability to absorb echo and dampen reverberations that collect when sound waves reflect from flat surfaces.

By incorporating office plants in your working space you can effectively alter the environmental acoustics in your office by absorbing and diffusing noise that will improve the productivity and moral of your workforce all the way to the bottom line.

Benefits of Green Living Walls

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One of the great benefits of Green Living Walls is sound control. This innovative plant design hangs on your wall(s), which can add an aesthetic and can be used as a noise barrier in an acoustically loud space. This can be very important in both indoor and outdoor spaces, particularly in noisy urban areas.

Learn more about the benefits of Green Living Walls in this free guide.

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Wow Your Hotel Guests with a Green Living Wall

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Whenever you invite guests into your home, you want to put your best foot forward. You clean up around the house and make sure everything looks nice. This helps guests feel comfortable and have a great experience in your home.

If it were a mess and smelled bad, guests would have a terrible experience.

As a hotel manager, when you have guests in your hotel, you strive to give them the best experience possible. That’s why you have designated personnel such as your hotel greeter and front desk clerk to facilitate the relationship and achieve the right hotel guest experience. In addition, you invest in the aesthetics of your hotel with a color scheme that makes guest feel comfortable and at home. You ensure there is furniture and decor that align with the hotel theme.

All of these things are important for a great hotel guest experience.

So how can you continue to wow your hotel guests?

In a hospitality business like a restaurant or hotel, the plants you choose to augment the environment is almost as important as your staff and amenities.

Hotel plants serve multiple functions, and they should always be included in your overall design concept.

In addition, there are many ways that plants can actually help efficiently transform your hotel time and time again, so your hotel always looks fresh and innovative.

One great way to do that is adding a Green Living Wall.

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Green living walls are also called eco-walls or vertical garden systems, and can be installed on any existing wall or they may be freestanding structures in which plants grow with little to no soil. They can grow flowers, greenery, leafy plants of all kinds, and even herbs and other edibles, and can be installed indoor or outdoor.

Multiple Functions, Multiple Benefits

All plants have great benefits for the workplace, including increased productivity, improved air quality, temperature and sound control, and of course, the visual aspect we’re discussing. Learn more about the benefits in this free guide.

Let’s start with your hotel entryways. Tall hotel plants in your atrium can help regulate the temperature by slowing down the escape of heat or air conditioning from the building. Well-chosen greenery also provides clean, slightly fragrant air that helps clients relax and encourages deeper breathing.

Guests may not notice this environment consciously, but it all impacts their overall experience in your hotel. Just like a party, relaxed and comfortable guests tend to be more open to spending time in your lobby or restaurants, giving the impression of a successful, thriving business.

Hotel plants also enhance the décor and can be used to great effect during group events, conventions, and gatherings. Setting up a unique plant display like a Green Livin Wall for an event helps guests feel special and shows them you’re willing to go the extra mile to make their experience superb.

In addition, not only do Green Living Walls look lovely, but they also improve air quality and help keep rooms at a comfortable humidity level. They reduce toxins from luggage, traffic, air pollutants, and smoke, which can be extremely beneficial. Never underestimate the impact of free, easy breathing when it comes to producing happy guests.

Finally, thriving Green Living Walls show hotel guests that you’re adept at taking care of things—including the specific needs of your customers.

Download a free Guide for Green Living Walls to learn more about the benefits and maintenance. In addition, we are doing a FREE Green Living Wall Giveaway. Deadline to enter is June 22, 2015. Ready to purchase your Green Living Wall now? Save 15%!


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Case Study: A Plant Solution for a Shaded, Outdoor Environment

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Horticulture specialists face many challenges in their daily work. They’re required to examine a space, whether indoor or outdoor, check its environment, and consider its lighting, temperature, humidity and other factors all to help each client select the right types of plants, greenery, planters, and accoutrements that achieve the desired look and feel while staying within a budget.

Many times, there are challenges in any one of these steps. For example, one of our horticulture specialists, Paul Bradley, came across a challenge with the lighting when he worked on a bed along the San Antonio Riverwalk at the Westin Hotel.

The bed gets very little direct sunlight, so we had to go with a lot of shade variety plants that brought in the color that flowers often bring in. As we all know there isn’t a lot of flowering shade plants, so this was a challenge.

Other beautiful features of this space is the walkway we created through the center so that guests could take pictures, which is very popular along the Riverwalk.

“I wanted to create a space that is unique to any other property downtown and let everyone know that this is Plant Interscapes,” Bradley said.

If you need the plants in your office, restaurant, hospital, or home to look their best and stay that way, indoor plant services are the way to go. The right plant specialist should guarantee their work and keep your plants looking their best over time. Interior plant services give you all the benefits of plants without any of the risks associated with going it alone.

Horticulture specialists can help you select just the right plants for your space, and keep them looking their healthiest. Well-maintained plants in a business give the impression of confidence, competence, and caring.

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