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Interior Landscaping

By: Johnny M. Jessup


Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
What is Interior Landscaping?

• Also called interior plantscaping or interiorscaping.


Plants Used Inside To….

• Add color. • Add oxygen.


• Add textures. • Provide herbs for
• Add softness. cooking, medicine or
• Add life. fragrance.
• Increase employee • Add beauty &
productivity. comfort by
combining the
• Decrease employee previous 8.
absenteeism.
Benefits & Advantages to Interiorscaping

• Adds color, texture, softness, life &


oxygen to interior plantscape.
Benefits & Advantages to Interiorscaping

• Increases employee productivity.


Benefits & Advantages to Interiorscaping

• Decreases employee absences from work.


Benefits & Advantages to Interiorscaping

• Provides herbs for cooking, fragrance,


or medicine.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Reduced light.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Reduced root system.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Dependent upon people for watering.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Build-up of soluble salts from fertilizer.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Plugging stomata from dust on leaves.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Damaging from heating, air


conditioning & cleaning chemicals.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Growing medium.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Only plants that will grow inside


can be used.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Interiorscaping

• Picking or breaking leaves by people


using the interior building area.
Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Adds color, texture & life.


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Adds aesthetic value (beauty).


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Adds economic value to property.


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Adds comfort (shade).


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Adds privacy – borders, fences, etc.


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Helps prevent erosion.


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Can use larger exterior plants.


Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Rain & natural soil provide most of the


required water.
Benefits & Advantages to
Exterior Landscaping

• Gets natural light.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• May get too much rain & drown.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• Natural soils may have diseases,


insects, improper pH, etc.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• Natural soils may be shallow or rocky.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• Natural outdoor soils may be subject


to erosion.
Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• Weed & insect control is more difficult.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• Large areas of landscaping cost more.


Disadvantages & Potential Problems
to Exterior Landscaping

• More labor is required to establish


outdoor landscapes.
Designed By:

• Johnny M. Jessup, FFA Advisor


• Hobbton High School