Plant watering service: Do I really need to hire someone just to water the plants? Hint: there’s a lot more to it than watering!

Professional plant care is not easy. It takes years to accumulate the experience required to keep plants thriving indoors, and most businesses just don’t have the time or expertise needed to do it well.

Plant Watering Service? But I have green-thumb colleagues who will take care of the plants here in the office…

When we offer interior plant service along with the sale of new plants and containers, we often hear – No, that’s not necessary. We’ll handle the plant watering service ourselves. We then typically ask…

  • Do you really want your people spending their time on that?
  • Do they have the tools to do the entirety of the job, including cleaning, fertilization, pruning, pest control, and disease control?
  • Will they remember to and have time to do it on a regular schedule, and not miss a service?
  • Will they guarantee the plant and replace it if it dies?

Most of the time, the answer to these questions is no, and clients quickly realize that it’s best to let experts handle their plant care. Management guru Peter Drucker once used office plant care as the perfect example of a function that a company should outsource. We agree: plant care should be left to plant care experts.