This article is contributed by Canary Wharf Moving Homes.
Moving houses is definitely a delicate business, regardless of what a lot of folks think. Especially if you have to move along with specific items that require both special attention and certain packing/moving techniques. Such special objects are the houseplants.
Nothing can make one’s home warmer and more welcoming than some houseplants put on key locations indoors. The difficult part, however, comes when it’s time for you to move to another house and you have to move all your personal belongings with you. And if you’ve guessed that moving plants will be one of the toughest tasks, then you’ve guessed right. This is mainly because plants need certain conditions in order to remain alive and retain their vividness. After all, they are living creatures. That’s why one has to think wisely prior to loading them onto the moving van. Here are some points one has to consider and bear in mind before moving his/her plants.
In case you are to be moving to a different state or country, make sure the plants are allowed in the new region that is to be your place of residence. Sure it sounds a little bit strange, but different countries/states have different rules and regulations. Provided that some of your plants will not be able to make it across the border, consider leaving them with a relative or a friend you trust. Sure, parting is difficult, but it would be better that way than to have to leave them at the border.
If you are going to be using the services of a moving company, be sure to ask them whether they have certain rules about transporting plants. Cover all topics that interest you.
Before the removal, the plants have to be transplanted into pots made of hard plastic. Such that will be pretty much impossible to break during the move. Your plants are going to need a bit of time to ‘get used’ to their new pots, so that is why you will have to do this at least a week before the move. Another good trick you can do is to wrap them in plastic, as a protection. However, don’t forget to poke holes in the plastic so that the plants could breathe. However, prior to wrapping and replanting them, it would be good to make the plants easier to be transported by pruning them. Getting rid of the pests (if there are any) is also a vital point you must take note of. You will have to make sure there is no plant disease ‘torturing’ your plant, as well as mildew and bugs. Otherwise, you could load a live plant onto the moving van and unload a dead one at your new destination.
The plants have to be loaded in the van as close to departure as possible. Don’t keep them in a closed space with no air, which is the van. Also, you will have to keep them well watered. During the trip to your new home, occasional stops have to be made in order for the condition of the plant to be checked. Park the vehicle only in shady spots if you are driving during the summer. Do the opposite in case you are to be moving in the winter.
Once you are at your new destination, all packaging and wrapping has to be removed as soon as possible. Give plant food to your plants and water them thoroughly. In case you would like to transplant them back to their original pots, bear in mind that you must not do it right away. Let the plants accommodate to the climate in their new home. Immediate re-potting after a change of location could be really stressing for the plants and may result in a stunted growth and even death.
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