Are you planning to move to a new home or an apartment? Your transition should be precious and not painful, especially if you are planning to carry along your plants with you.
Today in this guide, professionals from Next Level Removals are sharing essential tips to make your move more comfortable, even enjoyable with some pre-planning.
Remember if you ever need any expert assistance, Next Level Removals is always here to help you when moving your leafy friends to a new home.
How to Move your plants?
Undoubtedly, your leafy friends are an essential member of your home. With some of them, you might even have a great bond because you have spent so much time watching them grow.
Below, I will discuss some important steps (shared by professionals) you need to take to bring your plants safely with you to your new home.
1. Prepare your plant
3 to 4 weeks prior to moving out make sure your plant is pruned properly that is you have removed all sort of dead leaves and broken branches.
Then 1 to 2 weeks before going out to get rid of pests and weeds.
2. Repot your plant
You shouldn’t carry your plant in mud pots as they are prone to damage, especially when you have to travel a long distance.
So, it’s better for you to repot your plant in plastic pots which are not only more durable but also quite resistant to damages caused while traveling.
3. Use well-padded container
To move your plant, you can use large-size brown paper containers. Once you have, it put your plant in it and add polystyrene padding at the bottom that is near the plastic pot and newspaper wrap or bubble wrap padding around the leaves.
Now loosely seal the container and mark it properly so when you are moving out, you know that this container holds a living creature which definitely needs proper care.
4. Keep proper temperature
If it’s possible for you then try to transfer your plants in your car (any vehicle) where you can control the indoor temperature.
5. The right amount of water
There is no need for me to explain to you the importance of water for any plant, but it becomes even more important when you are travelling. No matter how much you try to control the atmospheric temperature, you need to properly water your plant before moving out.
If its winter in your state, then you need to make sure that your plant’s soil is dry and if it’s summer you will have to keep your plant’s soil wet.
6. Moving a big plant
If you are planning to move a big plant along with you, then you probably need to shred it down or else, it won’t fit in your vehicle.
Follow the steps listed below:
A. Early in the morning make a clear cut around the plant (it can be a flower or a bush) that you want to carry along with you such that 5 to 6 inches of healthy growth is still visible.
B. Now to carry the cut, you need to properly wrap the bottom area (the root) with a wet paper towel to ensure proper humidity and water content. Moreover, to ensure that the damp paper towel is appropriately covering the root, you can tie it up with a rubber band.
C. Once you have secured the bottom area, you need to repot it in a plastic pot for safe transportation.
Before preparation, you must consider these factors.
1. Get familiar with the state guidelines
If you are moving within the state, then you can skip this step, but in case you’re sifting to a locality in another state then you need to have complete information on the regulations and laws of that state regarding importing plants from another place.
For example, in some states, they only allow you to bring in your plants if they are in a specific type of soil, are potted or if they are indoor plants.
All these regulations are implemented by the United States Department of agriculture and various other federal agencies to keep in check the diseases, the pests and allergies a plant may carry along with it and spread in the region where its planted.
2. Know everything about the growing conditions
You must understand that every plant, every vegetation requires specific environmental conditions to grow naturally and healthy.
You cannot expect to grow a banana tree in Utah or Arizona, is simply impossible.
Why? Well because, not every locality or state has the same weather, temperature, humidity, atmosphere, soil, and dozens of other things.
So, when moving with the plant, you need to make sure that your new locality has suitable environmental conditions necessary for your plant to grow healthy.
Environmental conditions are not of that importance for the indoor plants but still, if the atmosphere is too dry or is too humid then it may cause some issues.
3. Only hire a trusted moving company
First of all, due to many liabilities and laws of different states, many moving agencies will side-track themselves from moving your plants. They simply won’t take any risk because they know moving any plant in a proper, healthy condition is not easy.
This is where you can trust the Next Level Sydney Removals, which is a prominent moving agency serving his customers with the utmost professionalism in Australia.
4. Ship Them
If you don’t feel comfortable moving with your plant or if you feel that you won’t be able to carry it along with you in your vehicle then you can simply ship it via mail.
But before you do so, you need to make sure that your plant is well-trimmed and is well packaged. You need to cut the roots and the leafy area so that they can be contained inside a new container. Once your plant fits container, you need to make sure to pad every corner with either polystyrene, bubble wrap, or paper wraps.
Moving a plant is not an easy task, and it becomes even more complicated if you want to move a plant which is big and is bushy.
In this guide, I have shared some essential steps that I think will be of great help to you. If you are moving to a new home and need help shifting your stuffs, you can contact next level removals for their professional assistance.