3 Tips for Maintaining Your Interior Landscaping

Written By: Andrew Blanchford

Aug 24, 2022 8:43:36 AM

When you think of landscaping, you probably think of your outdoor trees, shrubs, and plant beds. But you can also use interior landscaping to beautify your home with greenery the same way that you’ve beautified your outdoor spaces.

We call this, “plantscaping,” and it’s become more popular than ever as people have truly come to appreciate the benefits of having plants in their homes.

But it’s not enough to just create an indoor landscape. You’ll also need to properly maintain it in order to continue to get the most value and enjoyment out of it as possible. Just like your exterior landscaping, an interior landscape needs some TLC to survive and thrive.

That’s why in this article, we are talking about interior landscape maintenance. We’ll share all the details that you should know about keeping your interior plantscape looking and performing its best.

Tip #1: Understanding the Differing Needs of Plants

Just like your outdoor plants, different indoor plants have different needs in terms of the amount of water and sunlight they need to perform their best. WIth proper interior landscape maintenance it’s important to take these differences into account.

Sometimes, a plant is set up for problems from the start if it’s put in a location where it will never thrive. If you’ve chosen a plant that needs a lot of sun but placed it far from a window, it might never be able to perform its best.Interior planting with natural flagstone flooringThat’s why the best interior landscape maintenance ultimately does go back to the original plantscape arrangement. It’s so important that plants are strategically placed in the best location for their needs.

This is why plantscaping can sometimes become tricky.

You want to choose places around your home (or business) where plants look their best. But they also have to be in places where they’re getting what they need. It’s a delicate balance that takes both an eye from design and strong horticultural experience.interior plantscape with hanging planters near stairwayWe know it’s a tad more complicated than people first think. This is why some people choose to hand over interior landscape maintenance needs to a pro. A interior plantscaping professional can not only handle the arrangement but also the care of plants in your home or office.

Tip #2: Watch for Insect and Disease

A big part of interior landscape maintenance is also watching for potential problems. Indoor plants are prone to disease and insect problems. If you have an indoor plant collection it will likely become infected with something (a disease or a pest) at some point. That’s just a fact.landscape team waters interior plantingsThe key is knowing what to look for so that you can spot problems early. Then, it’s knowing how to react.

We understand that without a horticultural background, this can be daunting. But this is also why having a professional handle your interior landscape maintenance is beneficial. They’ll be able to watch for signs of trouble and they’ll know exactly what to do.

Tip #3: Fertilize as Needed

So far we’ve talked about watering and insects and disease. The other big element of interior landscape maintenance is fertilizing.

People are often surprised that indoor plants also require fertilization but they do! The soil that your indoor plants are potted in will need the nutrients replenished so that your plants can continue to grow and perform.interior planting wall at commercial locationAs you might have guessed, this is also a service that an interior plantscaping professional could handle for you should you not want to be burdened by figuring out when to fertilize your plants.

In fact, one of the other benefits of working with a pro is that when a plant is struggling and sickly, it can be returned to the nursery and nursed back to health while another plant is put in its place. That means you’ll never have to live with an unattractive and declining plant.

Changing plants out periodically is also just part of good design.

Over time, plants can start to look messy as they grow too large for a space. That’s why good plant design is something that should evolve over time. After all, plants are living, growing, and changing things. Though your interior landscape might look amazing at first, if not cared for, it can start to look sloppy over time.green wall in meeting room
But if you let a pro handle this service for you, your interior landscaping will always look its best.

Hiring an Interior Landscaping Company

Until now, perhaps you didn’t even know that interior landscaping was a thing. But now that you do, you might be in search for a company to handle these services for you. Whether you have a vacation home, a primary residence, or a business that you want to decorate with plants, you want to get the most out of your design.

When you choose to work with a pro, a big benefit is that you will get a lot more plant variety than you could on your own. Most big box stores in the area carry the same old plants. But with the right pro, you could get many more options.

In fact, at Blanchford Landscape Group, we have made connections with growers and nurseries in Florida, California, Texas, and other regions that offer many unique plants that otherwise might not be available here in Montana.

We can even bring in tropical plants that might need care in our greenhouse over winter but can give you some indoor beach vibes when properly cared for throughout the season.

Plus, you have the benefit of letting us handle your interior landscape maintenance so that all you have to do is enjoy your plantscaping design.

At the end of the day, if you want to know you’re getting the most value for your investment, it makes sense to invest in professional interior landscaping and maintenance. Receiving professional care will help ensure you’ll be able to enjoy your plants for many years to come.

Are you ready to learn more about our interior plant designs for your Bozeman or Big Sky, MT home or business? Let’s connect and talk about your needs. Then we can meet and review a detailed plan of action. With everything being handled for you, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your indoor plants to the fullest.

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Topics: Interior Plantscape

Posted by Andrew Blanchford

Andy grew up in southeast Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Landscape Contracting. He is a Certified Plant Professional and is the only Certified Landscape Industry Manager in Montana. When not at work he has fun with his family. He also enjoys travel, trail running, skiing, and the great Montana outdoors.