When it comes time to make a move, many people put their thoughts to their beloved plants they spent years nurturing and growing. Generally, most experts recommend that you part ways with the green friends, but many find that peace of advice not an option. If you are keen on taking the plants with you on your move, we at Laprom Movers would like to share some tips on how you can make your local or long distance move with your plants.
Transplanting Interior House Plants
The type of plants you are moving will dictate your approach. Typically, the small potted plants are fairly simple, however, the larger or exterior plants can be a little more complex. Your smaller plants can be fitted into an open box, where they have paper stuffing the gaps in between them when it comes time to move. Most moving companies will not assume responsibility for the plants, so you will need to place in them in your vehicle. Be sure to regulate the temperatures as much as possible and place them in an area where they be less disturbed.
How to Transplant Large Potted Plants
Just before moving day, the larger potted plants will require a little more prep, providing a healthy pruning or trimming. Have your plants wrapped in newspaper to protect them and keep them warm should you move during the winter. They are sensitive to temperatures and you will also want them placed on a stable area.
Moving Plants Interstate
On a long-distance move, the plants will need care. Bring them inside with you if you’re stopping overnight and treat them similar to how you will treat the pets on a move. If the temperatures are too hot or cold, they can be subject to damage, and leaving them in the car without ventilation or temperature control can cause damage. A more expensive option is to have your plants shipped if you are concerned with the trip or simply lack the space for them.
Moving Outdoor Plants
Exterior plants are a lot trickier to move and you will need to decide if it is really worth the hassle. Leaving them with the new homeowners or gifting them may be better solutions. If you still insist on bringing them, you will want to make sure they are properly trimmed and pruned, especially the larger plants. The trimming is highly recommended as it helps make the process more manageable as well as attribute to healthy regrowth at your new home. To ensure they stay hydrated for the move, ensure the roots and soil is well-watered before moving day. The smaller plants can have the roots and dirt placed in paper bags to help give them a better chance for your plants to breathe as opposed to plastic bag. You should wrap the root ball in burlap to hold everything together for your larger plants and shrubs. As long as they are kept watered, most plants can stay wrapped like this for weeks. Being sensitive, plants should be kept in the shade as much as possible, and once you arrive at the new home, they should be replanted as quickly as possible. It may take a few weeks to look luscious again as plants need time to acclimate to their new environment.