How Interiorscapers are Adjusting in the Wake of COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused drastic changes for individuals and businesses across the globe. As interiorscapers are quickly adjusting to changes in daily operations, many have adopted creative approaches to maintain accounts and bring attention to the positive benefits of plants. We’ve collected a few different methods industry pros are using to both stay safe, stay busy, and stay in business.

Adjusting Maintenance Hours and Schedules

With many employees working from home, office buildings are empty and some interiorscapers have been able to continue servicing accounts. For the clients that still have team members coming to work, interiorscapers have offered up off-hours scheduling and a consolidated maintenance schedule. Some interiorscapers are doing plant maintenance in the early hours of the morning, or in later evenings to help maintain social distancing. Others are stopping by accounts on a less frequent basis.

Donating Plants

Flowers and plants that would have previously made large displays for large public events are being donated to hospitals and essential workers to bring cheer. Interiorscapers across the country are working together with nurseries and greenhouses to donate plants that would otherwise be discarded.

Bringing Awareness to The Benefits of Plants

As the world looks towards a “new normal,” interiorscapers have put effort towards making sure the benefits of plants are part of that conversation.  

A coalition of interiorscapers recently launched a campaign to encourage social distancing and bring awareness to the benefits of plants. The #StayPlanted initiative encourages solidarity for shelter in place and social distancing directives by encouraging individuals to place plants in windows, and share pictures on social media with the #StayPlanted hashtag to of how having greenery has been beneficial during quarantine.

Plant Design for Social Distancing

As conditions improve and countries start to re-open, there’s likely to be a need for spaces to help guide social distancing efforts. For interiorscapers, this can mean getting creative with plant placement and design to help keep people separated. As the world moves forward, extra emphasis will be placed on how to keep people appropriately spaced without invasive design.

These creative solutions show that the interiorscaping industry remains resilient despite global uncertainty. Even in the face of a pandemic, interiorscapers are dedicated to bringing joy and light to people through the many benefits of plants.

Allison is a budding plant person looking to share what she learns from horticulture and other subject matter experts. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Anderson University and is a SEO and Outreach Specialist at NewPro Containers. Her experience in PR and marketing has given her the skills to distill key facts and advice clearly and concisely across various platforms and mediums. When she is not researching new plants to add to her growing collection, she enjoys going on motorcycle rides and watching road-trip movies.

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