Follow these Tips for Moving Plants to Your New Home!
There is no need to worry about moving plants to your new home. While there is some effort involved, if you follow these steps they will survive. Furthermore, they will thrive! At B&K Movers in Havertown, Delaware County, we appreciate your love for plants. In addition, we will handle your plants with the same level of care we do with all your possessions.
Follow These Methods:
BEFORE YOUR MOVE
Follow these steps to condition your plants for moving so they can survive changes to their environment without wilting or breaking:
- Three weeks before moving day. Re-pot plants from clay pots into shatter-proof plastic pots of the same size.
- Two weeks before moving day. Prune larger plants by pinching back newer growth with your thumb and forefinger and removing dead leaves, limbs, and flowers with sharp scissors or gardening shears. Pruning will make the plants compact for easy handling and transport. It will also yield healthy, bushy, attractive plants after your move. Do not prune ferns and succulents.
- One week before moving day. Check plants for insects and parasites.
- Two days before moving day. Water your plants normally, taking care to not overwater. Too much water can cause plants to freeze in cold weather or promote fungus growth in warm weather.
Prepare by packing your plants the night before or the morning of your move. Here’s how to pack plants for moving:
- Wrap large plants with an old bed sheet or tissue paper to prevent branches from breaking.
- Place each pot in a box so it fits snugly at the bottom. You may use regular moving boxes.
- If necessary, pack paper in the box around the base of the pot to hold the pot in place. Punch air holes in the sides of the box and loosely fasten the lid so plants can breathe.
- Set the boxes upright and clearly mark the top and sides. This will help avoid loading them by mistake into the moving truck.
- Keep the temperature in your vehicle at a comfortable level. Cold and hot temperatures can harm your plants.
ONCE YOU’RE HOME
Once you’re in your new home, it’s important to get your plants back in the same condition they were in at your previous home. Here’s how:
- Unpack your plants as soon as possible. Remove plants carefully to prevent breakage.
- Place plants back in pots that are the same size as the ones before you moved.
- Refrain from moving plants around until they become acclimated.
- Heal. If your plant suffers from transplant shock after your move, give it a few days to recover.
With your planning and careful attention, your plants will make a successful move.
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We hope you found these tips useful! Please look for more in our next blog! At B & K Movers, we treat your possessions as if they are Our own! Additionally, We are insured and experienced and appreciate your business. So if you are planning to move, please give us a call! Visit our website for more tips and information. And please follow / like us on FaceBook and Instagram!