Top 10 Plant Tips from Ian Terry Planter Services

  1. Avoid annoying little flies by being careful not to tip tea and coffee into plant containers as this is proven to be an ideal breeding ground for sciarid flies.
  2. Use trough planters as informal barriers to seperate walkways and meeting areas, they’ll not only add privacy but assist in reducing noise too.
  3. One of the most common causes of plant death is over-watering. If in doubt, leave it to the experts, Ian Terry Planter Services!
  4. Your plants need water, light and warmth to survive. So when you’re on holiday don’t forget about your green friends! Make sure that somebody knows to keep the blinds open and the thermostat on!
  5. Peat free compost is suitable for all indor plants and the caring environmental option.
  6. Variegated plants (featuring leaves with white edges or white fleck in the leaf) often need more light than those plants with solid green foliage. Keep them nearer to a window so that they can get all the light they need.
  7. Plants acclimatise slowly to different surroundings by changing their leaf orrientation and structure. If you can, try not to move them around as they may not adapt as easily as you may think!
  8. Plants reduce stress. Always include displays of fresh foliage in the workplace.
  9. You can still have plants even where space is at a premium. Some of our latest designs use tall containers to show off the plants to their best advantage whilst taking up little floor space.
  10. Regularly prune your plants to stop them becoming ‘leggy’. Once they’ve lost their foliage on the lower branches it can be very difficult to get it to return.

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