Watertown MA Office Plants | Corporate Plant Maintenance | Interior Landscaping

Watertown MA Office Plants | Corporate Plant Maintenance | Interior Landscaping2019-05-20T12:24:02+00:00

EnviroGreenery provides office plant care,

corporate plant design and interior plantscaping services in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Client Profile:

Witricity

57 Water Street

Watertown MA

Witricity delivers wireless power at a distance to any device – enabling new experiences with products that transform the way we live, work and move.

We’ve installed a number of floor plants throughout this office, with a selection of tall and columnar and shorter, bushy plants, both medium and low light, depending on the location.

Because the design is mostly floor plants, we tried to mix in a generous amount of these tall rectangle style planters.

These planters are great at bringing foliage up to eye level, and making 4 foot plants look more like 7 foot, economically filling bigger spaces such as these here at Witricity.

TESTIMONIAL:

Leanne Carey is the Office Manager at Witricity:“I love the raised planters. Everyone commented on them the day you installed them, they look great!”

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We provide:

• A Huge Selection of Interior Plants

• Office Plant Design and Maintenance

Flowering Plant Rotations

Indoor Fountains

Living Plant Walls

For more information, stop by our Plant Services Page page, or learn more About Us, or you can view our Portfolio of interior plant installations.
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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts as well.

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Client Profile:

Dover Corporation

Watertown, MA

Dover Corporation is an American conglomerate manufacturer of industrial products.

This floor rectangle in their lobby area serves two purposes: It not only adds some plants to the space, it blocks people from running into this glass wall, an issue they were having before we installed the plants! This is where Interior Landscape Design skills really pay off!

Client Profile:

Pulpdent

80 Oakland Street, Watertown, MA

Pulpdent is a family owned and operated dental research and manufacturing company established in 1947 and committed to its founding principles of education, prevention and proactive dental care so that people can live healthier and more productive lives.

Rhapis palms and Ficus Trees help dress up this lobby.

Client Profile:

Private Residence

Watertown MA

It was a treat to design, install, and maintain this built in interior planter in a private home in Watertown. We used primarily low light plants, because there was no natural light supply. The owner had a series of grow lights installed, and these certainly helped, but even with these you need to use low light plants such as Warneckiis, Janet Craigs, Goldstar, and Silver Bay plants. There were a few ferns included, even though they were not the best choice botanically given the light conditions, but they were a preference of the owner, so we accommodated her as best we could.

Neantha Bella Palm

This is a Neantha Bella Palm, or Parlor Palm, installed at a software company at 480 Pleasant Street in Watertown. These palms do well in lower light and lower humidity conditions, one of the only palms that do.

440 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA

Sometimes you have to get creative given the space you have! Here’s a beautiful row of pothos plants installed along a threshold in an open concept office at 440 Arsenal Street. These plants actually do very well, because they’re placed directly under fluorescent lights.

Flower Rotations

Watertown MA

We can provide your office with a new flower rotation every 6 weeks, to bring long lasting, ever changing color to reception, lobby and board room areas.

Why You Should Consider Adding Plants To Your Office:

• Office plants Increase Happiness and Productivity according to this article in the Guardian

• Office plants reduce stress

• They help reduce noise in the office

• Office plants combat sick building syndrome

• Plants contribute significantly to interior design

• NASA has invested a tremendous amount of study towards the benefits of plants in space

Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown MA

EnviroGreenery has a number of office plant customers in Watertown.

We service interior plant clients along Arsenal Street, of course, but also at 80 Coolidge Road, 101 Walnut Street, and 65 Grove Street in Watertown. Close to Cambridge and Waltham, it’s an exceptionally easy area for us to provide plant maintenance in, since it’s situated between a number of very busy routes we already have in the area. Past and previous clients include Fresh Tilled Soil, Dover Corporation, Witricity, NESN, and Toyota of Watertown.

Current Office Plants Blog posts:

Picking The Wrong Plant For Your Office

June 17th, 2019|

It looked great in the store!

A month or so later…

This indoor Majesty Palm has fronds that are turning brown and dying. No surprise.

Picking The Wrong Plant

So to follow up on the post I did a couple of days ago about the importance of picking the right plant, I’d like to follow up with a post on what not to do: picking the wrong plant for your office.

Office plants are one of those things that people tend to be pretty cavalier about; “How hard can it be?”. Even people without green thumbs feel no hesitation whatsoever just heading down to Home Depot or Lowe’s and grabbing a bunch of plants that strike their fancy. Many times, they end up choosing the wrong plants for the lighting, space, and airflow they have, or, in the case with the plant on the left, they effectively get sold a “lemon”.

The plant on the left is called a Majesty Palm. I chose it because it’s the most common crappy plant stocked by both Home Depot and Lowes and pawned off on unsuspecting office personnel and homeowners.

Many people think picking indoor plants for your office is easy and anyone can do it. Sorry, but they’re simply wrong. I say this after working with plants in offices for over 20 years, and having people that contacted us for a quote, ultimately deciding to do it on their own, and then contacting us again 6 months later to come save their plants after their epic failure to take care of them on their own.

Majesty Palms grow outdoors in Florida, they grow aggressively (quickly) and they can be mass produced by nurseries for cheap. Accordingly, they get shipped to Home Depot and Lowes stores nationwide and marketed as a “houseplant.” They’re simply not. There is not enough humidity and sunlight to support this species indoors, even in Florida indoors they have a tough time, and in 99 out of 100 times the fronds end up browning and dying after a month or so, and the unlucky recipient is left thinking that “gee, it just didn’t do well” when in fact it should never have been marketed as a houseplant to begin with.

“But Home Depot guarantees their plants, if it dies I just bring it back and get a new one” is what I hear a lot. Uh huh….That’s dandy. How many folks do you think bother to stuff a 6 foot dead Majesty Palm back into their car and haul it to Home Depot to get a refund? Exactly. How many times are you going to stuff that replacement palm into your car and return it?  They count on very few people actually bothering to return plants, which is why they stock those particular species.

The other thing about these big box stores is they often get shipped the runts of the litter from the nurseries we buy from. There are certain specifications for the Interior Landscape industry in order for a plant to meet sizing standards; an example being a typical 10″ diameter Mass Cane plant has 3 stalks, being staggered at 3 feet, 2 feet, and 1 foot respectively. Those Mass Canes in nurseries in Florida that are underdeveloped, runty, or sickly get sold to big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes. In other words, we (Interior Landscapers) won’t buy them, so they get sent to mass retail locations to be purchased by you, the unsuspecting do-it-yourselfer office plant purchaser.

On top of all that, the plants are stored in the worst of conditions–poor lighting, jammed together in the plant department without adequate spacing between–just asking for insect and disease infestations.

Anyway, I could go on and on. If your intent is to purchase a couple of plants for your home or office, then this avenue is fine, just be sure to research what plant is best for the lighting and space you’re intending on placing it in. But if you’re about to invest hundreds of dollars in foliage for your office, don’t get it from a big box store. Purchase it from a quality Interior Landscaper who can recommend the right plants for the lighting and airflow in your office, and who will also guarantee their plants with regular service and free replacements, just in case anything goes wrong.

You can learn more about this plant and others on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn more about our fantastic staff, visit our staff bio page here

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To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

Picking The Right Plant For Your Office

June 13th, 2019|

Picking The Right Plant

Interior Landscaping often requires equal expertise in design elements as well as horticulture. Many times it’s not only about picking the right plant from a botanical standpoint–in terms of what plant works best given the lighting, airflow and humidity for a given office space, but also what plant works best with the overall design, color elements, and nearby furnishings. Added to all of this is the fundamental knowledge of how the plant will adapt to the space as it grows (does it grow up vs. out, is there a nearby vent which will cause it to lose tons it’s leaves from drafts, etc.) and this is why it helps to hire an expert if you’re going to be investing in a large number of plants for your office.

In the picture shown at the left, we selected a Limelight Plant to go in this floor rectangle planter. We selected it because it complimented the artwork directly above, with the plant’s natural chartreuse colored leaves bringing out the same colors in the artwork. This plant also comes in Cane form but this selection would obviously not be the best choice, because it’s tall stalks would cover the artwork.

Limelight plants will stay tight and bushy over time if pruned properly, so this rectangle will continue to maintain it’s original appearance years after being installed.

Many people think picking indoor plants for your office is easy and anyone can do it. Sorry, but they’re simply wrong. I say this after working with plants in offices for over 20 years, and having people that contacted us for a quote, ultimately deciding to do it on their own, and then contacting us again 6 months later to come save their plants after their epic failure to take care of them on their own.

In pretty much all of these cases, people choose the wrong plants when they procure them on their own, either the wrong lighting requirements for what they have, the wrong care requirements (some plants are WAY fussier than others), the wrong shape (as I mentioned, over time growing out rather than up, and being unusable in the original space they were intended for), the wrong size (they pick a plant way too big for the pots they bought) or the wrong species altogether (some plants such as majesty palms, popular at Home Depot and Lowes, are not suited for indoors and brown and die within a month after purchasing them).

Honestly, I tell people, even if you’re not going to use us as your office plant company, then by all means, use one of our competitors, just don’t try to do it on your own. Picking the right interior plants is one of those things that looks easy but there’s a lot more to it than you would think.

You can learn more about this plant and others on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn more about our fantastic staff, visit our staff bio page here

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To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

Helpful Office Plant Links:

Indoor Fountain Installation Watertown, MA

Information on Indoor Fountains: Indoor Fountains for Offices and Homes

About EnviroGreenery Office Plant Company Watertown, MA

More About EnviroGreenery Plants, LLC: About Us

Benefits of Plants

Benefits of Bringing Fountains and Nature Into Your Watertown, MA Workplace: Benefits of Office Plants

Living Plant Wall Installation and Design Watertown, MA

Live Plant Wall Information: Living Plant Walls

The EnviroGreenery Difference: Why Choose Us?

Large Indoor Planter Examples: Why Choose Us?

Custom Office Plant Projects

Interior Plant Programs: Custom Plant Projects Watertown, MA

Portfolio of Office Plant Customers

Indoor Plant Maintenance Portfolio: Portfolio

Flowering Plant Rotations Watertown, MA

Beautiful Tropical Flowering Plants: Flowering Plants

Indoor Planter Renovations and Installations Watertown, Massachusetts

Large Indoor Planter Examples: Interior Plant Portfolio

Office Plant Tips and News Watertown, MA

Plant Tips and Reference Articles Office Plant News

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you charge for quotes?

A: We do not charge for quotes. We have a wonderful visual quoting process where we can do a short, complimentary walkthrough of your office and take a series of photos, and then photoshop pictures of the plants right in, so you can clearly see the difference you’ll experience with adding some live plants, and get a feel for the finished result.

Q: How does the program work?

A: We provide you with a quote for the plants and containers, which you’ll own. We provide you a separate price for regular maintenance visits that include watering, fertilizer, dusting, pruning, and most importantly, regular, free replacements when they’re needed

Q: What does it cost?

A: Prices range from $75 a month on up, depending on how many and how large the plants are.

Q: Does it include taking care of a few company plants we already have?

A: In most cases, we can care for a few of the plants you have on site when we make our scheduled maintenance visits as a complimentary service included in the maintenance of the other plants.

Q: Does it require a long term commitment?

A: We offer two types of payment: A month to month plan where you can cancel with 30 days notice, and a yearly prepaid maintenance plan that includes a discount off the monthly cost.

Q: How do I get started?

A: Easy! Just get in contact with us to arrange a short site visit, and we’ll take it from there!

Plant Services:

  • Interior Landscaping and Office Plants Watertown, MA
  • Interior Plant Design Watertown, MA
  • Live Plants and Maintenance Watertown, MA
  • Indoor Planter Renovations Watertown, MA
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  • Office Plant Maintenance Watertown, MA
  • Corporate Plant Care Watertown, MA

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