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How to Move Plants when Moving with Households?

Tags:  Things To Consider,  Moving Tips  | 12-23-2020

If you are among the people who have spent many months or years beautifying their garden and cultivating their plants, then there's no doubt that you love them. So now when you are moving to a new place, you must probably be wondering whether you should leave your plants behind or take them along with you. Thankfully, you can move plants along with all your household stuff. All you need to do is carefully and smartly plan your move so that you can safely transport your plants to your new location.

That said, you need to understand that it is risky to move your complete garden. Plants are temperamental, so changes in light, temperature, surrounding etc matters a lot and any such changes can make it harder for the survival of plants. But if you love your plants and they are a part of your house, then with a certain amount of work, patience and efficient skills, you can move them.

But before we move ahead and talk about how to move plants, you must be aware of a few facts. The most obvious one is trees are not moveable even if you sell your house. But vegetable gardens, it is all yours. Crops are known as personal property and an owner can take it anywhere they want. So, first, decide what plants you are going to take and which ones you are going to leave behind, and only then worry about the second step, which is knowing the best way to transport them safely.

Here are a few tips that will help you in making your decision and guide you along the way in moving your plants:

Factor in the Season

It is never a wise decision to move your plants during summers as the temperature runs high and humid and exposed roots are vulnerable during warm temperature. However, by taking some precautions, you can actually manage to move them in summers. Just make sure they are watered properly and not exposed to sun rays. If you have control on your moving date, then it is always better to move in another season apart from summers, and try to move in such time, when there are favourable conditions of transporting plants.

You Must Hydrate Plants before you Uproot them

Hydrate Plants
The major drawback of moving plants is a dry plant. This is why it is important to hydrate your plants before you move.  So, make sure that the night before your move, you give your plants a deep soak so that the roots are properly hydrated and allow water to permeate into soil and roots. However, don't drown them into the water, just put appropriate water so that plants have enough water to hold onto them during the uprooting process.

Give your Plants a Trim

To let your plants conserve maximum energy during the move, make sure they are healthy enough to survive it. The best way to keep them healthy is to trim all dead stems so that plants don't waste energy on them, instead, they focus on alive and lively stems. You probably trim your plants regularly, but before you move it is important to trim them and remove anything that is not required for the health of a plant.

Uproot with Care

The uprooting process of a plant is the major stressor to a plant during the moving process. To ease the process, make sure to water your plants a night before you plan to move so that they are deeply soaked with water which reduces the chances of getting dried up during the move. Then trowel around the roots of the plant, but be careful and don't cut any roots of the plant by mistake. Then take out the plant from the earth while ensuring that all roots are out with soil attached properly. Now immediately place the uprooting plant in a pot and water it while digging it with soil into the pot. And wrap the pot nicely.

Replant as Quickly as Possible

It would be best if you can take your plants with you in your car while moving. However, if you are planning to move your plants in a moving truck, then make sure they are properly packed. And pack them at last so as soon as you reach your destination, you can get them off immediately. Now comes the important part, no matter whether you are moving a flowering plant or a vegetable plant, plan the replanting ahead, so that you place the plants on the ground as soon as possible.

If you have not made any plan on where to place your plants, then you must immediately dig a temporary trench, so that you can give your plants a temporary house until they get a permanent place. Make sure to water the temporary trench with water before you dig plants into it, then place the plants into the watery hole and half soil. Again water the soil and allow it to soak and then fill the rest of the area with dirt and water. Make sure you don't block the water area by putting excess soil.

Reduce Stress on Transplants

While your plants take some time to fit into your new garden, you must take extra steps to reduce the stress of plants by controlling the environmental conditions. You may want to shed your plants so that they don't get direct sunlight for at least a couple of days after your move and allow them to adjust the new surroundings of your new home. Lastly, make sure to water them daily while they regain their strength.

Plan your Move with & Save on Moving Budget

No matter how much you take care of your plants while moving, moving plants is a bit tricky and it is mostly about luck, so don't be upset if you lose some of the plants on the way. By following the above tips, you will definitely be able to replant your garden in your new house. And if you are looking for movers who can move your home while taking utmost care about your plants, then simply fill out our simple free moving quotes requisition form and will help you in connecting you to the most affordable and reliable moving companies, all the while making sure you get the best deal.


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