Moving Home: Guide To Moving Garden Plants
There is little doubt that moving home is one of the most stressful experiences in your life. Of course, it’s exciting. But, there are many pieces of paper to sign, an array of items to be packed, and a host of other things that need to be sorted. All of these need to be arranged for a specific day to get you out of your home and heading to your new one.
It’s not easy which is why you need the help of professional movers, such as these Sydney removalists. While it’s easy to pay books and other items into boxes, some items are much more complicated, such as moving garden plants.
Fortunately, it is possible, you simply need to know the best way to do it.
Assess The Size
It’s relatively easy to take a small to medium-sized plant with you. But, large plants are a different matter as they will be extremely heavy and you’re likely to need specialist gear. In other words, think carefully when deciding which plants need to go with you. Sometimes it’s better to leave them behind and start afresh at your new home.
Don’t forget, once you’ve decided which plants you intend to take you need to advise your moving company. It’s more complicated moving plants and can take up a lot of space.
You don’t want to be taking bugs with you. If there are any on your plants it is likely they will all be affected by the end of the move, because the plants will be in close proximity to each other during the move.
You can use natural methods or pesticides to eliminate them.
Water Them Less
Plants can survive for a while with less water. A few days before you move reduce their watering or stop altogether. This lightens the plant and decreases the likelihood of water all over your moving van.
Take Them Out Of Their Pots
When moving it’s safest to take your plants out of their nice pots and put them in plastic nursery pots. This will help to ensure the pots are transported in one piece.
Pack The Plants
Plants should be placed inside a cardboard box. Ideally just one plant per box. You’ll need to invest in some packaging material and carefully surround your plant. Don’t put too much packaging material in that causes you to squash the plant, just enough to help it stay standing and protect it from impacts.
This is a good idea if the plants are being moved in wintertime and are likely to suffer from the chill. Wrapping the plant or the box in insulation will help it to stay warm.
Lastly, after sealing the box label it so that the moving company knows it is a plant and to be careful where it is placed in the van. This will help them to do their job and help to ensure your plant makes it in one piece.