Q: Isn’t it expensive to have an interiorscape company design and install plants for my home/office?
A: Actually, it can be quite cost effective. People who purchase plants will often not know how to choose the right plant for an area, and are unaware of the wide range of plant material available. They are then unsure of how to properly care for their plants, and when it declines or dies, they feel like they are unsuccessful. We offer free consultation on the first visit, and meet with client to see the design, lighting, and layout of their home or office. We have a portfolio of plant and container photos, which helps our clients to visualize how plants will look in their environment. This process can save time and money and clients are often surprised how many options are available that they were not aware of by shopping on their own.
Q: How much does it cost to have ongoing maintenance?
Q: Is there a design fee involved?
A: After the initial free consultation if a client decides to proceed with our services, we will move to the next step of preparing a detailed design which would list the specified plants and containers, and give visual through pictures, and a proposal with a cost breakdown will be created. This process can take anywhere from 1-10 hours depending on the complexity of the job and a fee of 5% of the total cost of the job would be charged. The advantage of having a design created is it simplifies what can be an overwhelming task for the client, and helps them to have a better understanding of the enhancements that can be made to their environment.
Q: Do plants “really” reduce toxins in the air?
A: Dr. Wolverton, a retired NASA scientist studied interior plants and discovered that not only do plants remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen, but they also remove nasty chemicals such as:
- Benzene-based toxins that come from detergents,plastic, tabacco smoke and petroleum products.
- Formaldehyde-based Toxins that come from foam insulations, paper products and cleaners.
- Trichloroethlene Toxins that come from adhesives, dry cleaning, paper products, paints and varnishes.
Q: Can you help me with my exterior garden?
A: We do have a landscape contractor on staff that can assist with garden consultations, smaller garden renovations and container plantings. We do not do new landscape installations involving hardscapes, sprinklers, sod etc.
Q: What kind of service do Plant Technicians provide?
A: After designing and installing your plants we discuss how often is necessary to ensure that your plants always look their best. Then the Plant Technician would come to your home/office and the assigned day to:
- Clean and wipe the leave
- Check plants to see if they need water
- Freshen the moss, top dressing and soil when needed
- Replace plants if they begin to decline
- Rotate the plants when necessary