Steve Stanford Earns Florida Certified Horticulture Professional
PLANTZ president, Steve Stanford, has earned certification with the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA) as a Florida Certified Horticulture Professional. The FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) program is the industry’s only standard for measuring horticulture knowledge on everything from plant and pest identification to landscape management. The certification is designed for those working […]
Office Plants: Cleaning your Air, Bringing the Outdoors In
Most of us spend thousands of hours a year at work, sitting at our desks in our offices for what adds up to days on end. During these hours we’re breathing in what is all too often stale, stagnant indoor air. Plants do a fantastic job of making an environment feel more natural and welcoming, […]
Happy Fall, Y’all!
Fall is officially in the air in the Tampa Bay area. Temps are expected to fall in to the 50’s for the first time since March and we’re all ready for a break. And that means Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. We’ve done our best to spread some fall fun with some […]
PLANTZ French Exchange
PLANTZ played host to French exchange student Jean Fischer from Orthez, France. With a few family connections in Tampa, Jean found his way to us and spent a hot August week learning some horticulture and some (colorful) English language. He shadowed both our staff for engagements in Tampa offices and some Tampa landscapes, and met […]
The PLANTZ team is committed to safety – safety at our shop, safety on the road, safety in customer accounts, and safety at home with family. To that end, our entire staff recently went through a day-long program covering everything from snake bites to CPR to the use of AEDs (of course, that’s an Automated […]
Biophilia and Humans: Nature as a Stress Reliever
Stress does not only make humans feel horrible emotionally – it can also exacerbate just about every health condition and may trigger others. This dangerous disease has become quite the endemic in today’s world, yet many have not found a way to relieve it. How can you reduce stress rates? The answer may be surprising: […]
Happy Memorial Day!
It has been said, “Poor is the Nation that has no heroes, but beggared is the Nation that has and forgets them.” Visiting our national cemeteries is a way of remembering our heroes. Those who lie in eternal peace in our national shrines did not sacrifice for fame or for rewards; they served and sacrificed […]
Office Plants: Bringing the Outdoors to Work
INC.com recently featured an intriguing article on humans’ profound and innate connection with nature and the effects of the modern office. As buildings and offices have become increasingly modern and advanced, they have simultaneously decreased in the number of natural elements included indoors. Employees are now starting to feel the effects of their artificial environment […]
Smarty Plants: Can a Plant Tell Time?
Humans have it easy when it comes to telling time. We simply whip out our smartphones or glance at a somewhat antiquated watch. Plants, however, cannot make use of a time-telling accessory, but they are still able to tell time. How does this work? Plants may not need to catch a train or make it […]
Office Plants: Beautiful (and Cost-Effective) Air Filters
Do you spend most of your waking hours behind a desk or in an office? Would you like to bring some of the outdoors inside? Plants not only make any space a bit more beautiful, but also make the office a healthier place to work! Research conducted by the American Chemical Society detailed just how […]
Happy Anniversary, Allen!
PLANTZ is celebrating Allen Pryor’s fifth anniversary with the company. “Five years ago we brought Allen onboard when we acquired the landscape operations for Haskell Termite and Pest Control,” said Steve Stanford of PLANTZ. “He is a rock-solid member of our team and I appreciate that he’s with us.” Since joining PLANTZ, Allen has become […]
Indoor Plants: How Nature Can Affect Your Health
Did you know that every human instinctively responds to nature in a positive way? This instinct, however, is in danger of disappearing as more and more natural landscapes are replaced with concrete jungles. Research has proven that nature does in fact have profound effects on humans’ overall well-being and mental health. Our environment is even […]