Installing an office garden can achieve a variety of positive results. Not only does the presence of plants indoors help improve moods and air quality, but a shared garden can also be a great way to bring people together and build community among your staff. If your office is currently without a dedicated garden space, now is a good time to start thinking of ways that you can incorporate gardening to your daily office culture.
Who Needs an Office Garden?
Research says that just about everybody benefits from the presence of plants in an office space. Plants help absorb harsh light, noise, and toxins in the air. If you’re worried about allergies, you may be surprised to find that there are plenty of indoor plant options that will not contribute to seasonal allergies for your workers. In addition, indoor gardens have proven to help boost productivity by helping employees feel more comfortable and less stressed throughout the day. These employees end up taking fewer sick days and fewer breaks. This is true even when your office garden is limited to only a few plants that are spread out throughout your office space.
There is nothing quite as inspiring as walking into work through a beautiful garden. Companies who invest in great landscaping help foster a culture of pride in their employees. Fiberglass planters are a perfect way to add color and dimension to the entryway of your building all the way out to your parking lot. It also offers the opportunity to give your employees a quiet space for reflection and relaxation during their breaks, or even group meetings outdoors to get everyone thinking outside the box.
There is no estimating how much impact an indoor garden area can have on employee morale and health. Even in small office spaces, vertical garden walls are a spectacular way to make a bold impact and dress up bland wall space. It can also create barriers between working areas, and stop disruptions. These barriers can be easily added, even if a physical wall does not exist. You can adjust for different heights by choosing different styles of fiberglass planters, and even include extra features like seating or ambient music hidden among your planters for environmental effect.
One of the biggest issues that companies face when implementing an office garden is the level of maintenance required. Fortunately, with simple systems in place, you can minimize the need for specialized maintenance and rely on technology to handle the watering. You may also opt for plants like succulents that come in a huge range of interesting sizes, shapes, and colors, but require very little work on your end. Many low maintenance plants are being grown inside of offices around the world with little more than a desktop planter and a light source.
There are dozens of ways to incorporate an office garden into your company, whether you want to go big or small. Whatever your goal, it’s always good to bring your team together and get their input and solicit their volunteerism to get your project off the ground. By working together to build a space they love, your employees will feel a stronger sense of camaraderie on the job. You might also discover that some of your co-workers are naturals when it comes to raising plants.
To see a full range of fiberglass planters to fit any office project, visit Jay Scotts today. We have different colors, shapes and sizes available to handle whatever type of plants you hope to grow. Remember, your planters will be part of the finished project, so you want to choose something that will stand the test of time and add to the colorful landscape.