ShadyGardens Blog

March 27, 2013

Indoor Gardening: Houseplants Clean the Air

Filed under: air, house, indoor, NASA, plant, study — shadygardens @ 1:51 pm

According to a study conducted by NASA and the Professional Landcare Network, indoor plants absorb CO2, release Oxygen, and remove polutants from the air inside homes and offices. Carpeting, paints, and cleaning products can all contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that can cause allergic reactions or even lead to cancer. Although paints and household cleaners without VOC’s are now available, many of us do not use or have them. And if your home is older, chances are that your indoor air contains these VOC’s.


To improve your indoor air quality, NASA recommends an indoor plant for every 50 feet of space.

October 7, 2012

Plants In the Office: Why You Need Them

Filed under: gardens, indoor, interior, landscaping, maintenance, office, plants, service, Shady — shadygardens @ 1:06 pm
Anyone can see that nice green plants in the office make the space more attractive. But can indoor plants actually improve your health? Can plants help to boost your productivity? 


Recent research proves this to be true. Interior plants contribute to a pleasant and healthy work environment. Plants help to relieve stress. We feel more calm and at ease with our surroundings when we are surrounded by green plants.


When the office contains healthy green plants, workers make fewer mistakes, take less sick days, and get more work done.



Certain plants help to clean the air by filtering out pollutants. Living plants regulate  humidity, reduce airborne dust, and cool the indoor air temperatures.


Additionally, interior plants help to reduce background noise, making it easier for employees to get their work done with less distraction.


Make your office more appealing to your employees by surrounding them with large green plants. 


Weeping Ficus with Braided Trunk  

Planters such as this are inexpensive, yet provide a worthwhile benefit to your office environment. Let us help you with your interior landscaping.

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