You have probably spent some time taking care for your garden plants, trees, shrubs and indoor potted plants. And as you are about to move to or from Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada, leaving them behind is hearth-rending.
However, some of the most difficult to move items are the indoor plants, especially garden plants and trees.
We prepared a guide for moving with plants and trees that will help you.
Before you decide to move with your plants, the’re 3 questions to be answered:
If you are using a self moving service: will you be able to carry and pack properly your plants?
If you are using the services of Edmonton moving company: will your Edmonton movers allow moving with plants?
Will your plants be insured by the company of damages? Be aware that most moving companies have no insurance policy for plants. As you are looking for a reliable Edmonton moving company – bring up the issue when contacting them. You can also read online of how other people moved with plants and which moving company they chose.
Keep in mind that most Edmonton moving companies will reject moving plants.
If you are moving with plants out of province or internationally: will the local laws allow the exact plant to be imported? There may be restrictions regarding pests and insects control in the province or country you are moving to. If you are not aware of their specifics, contact your gardener and do some research.
Preparation Tips for Moving with Garden Plants and Trees:
Moving with garden plants, shrubs and trees
- Few weeks before your moving day, prune the shrubs and trees. This will reinforce the plant’s health and ease your move by not letting brunches to stick out. Do the pruning according to gardening recommendations.
- Best time of year to move garden plants is late fall, because it’s the time when plants usually stop growing, and are more ready to adapt to new conditions.
- Make an inclusion around the drip line (the maximum extension of the canopy of the shrub) to preserve the root ball. Use a spade shovel and free carefully the roots before you extract the shrub of the tree entirely.
- Contain the pulled plant in a dustbin liner or a plastic pot, tided at the top, use rod to fasten the plant’s stem stamina.
- When replanting, dig a hole in the new area twice as big as the root ball of the plant. Before that, make sure that the ground is weeded and tilled to a depth of approximately 18 inches. You may also mulch the loosen soil with compost or peat. Place the plant in way that the top of the root ball of the plant matches the original ground level.
- If you are moving in late fall, don’t water the replanted shrub too much. In other case use ways like trickle irrigation because the plant in the new conditions will need deep watering to ease plant’s adaptation.
Moving with Indoor Plants
- Re-pot your house plants to plastic containers. It must be done a few weeks before moving day, so that your plants have time to adjust. If not, be positive that the ceramic or stone ones are not broken.
- After re-potting, find a suitable box. Wind the pot into bubble wrap, tided it in plastic bag and stuff with rumpled paper or Styrofoam peanuts to be sure.
- Another option is dustbin liner or plastic sacks. If you don’t want to re-pot your indoor plants, they can be placed there and replanted after transportation. Make holes for the plants to breathe through the plastic.
- Be sure your dear plants are well packed.
- Strengthen the stem with additional rod if it is necessary. Fasten it well to prevent the plant to sway.
- If you don’t think your plans will survive the journey, ask your friends or the new owners of your house, to see if maybe they would like to have your plants.
- If your luggage is traveling separately and you are traveling in your own vehicle you can take you plants with you. If you are staying in motels during your relocation, make sure the outside temperature doesn’t affect your plants. If that’s so, take the plants with you indoors.
When you arrive to your new home, don’t forget about your plants. You might be caught in a thousand of things, but plates and furniture can wait and your plants won’t. Even if not replanting garden plants immediately, at least check their state or water them after arriving. Potted plants don’t need special care instantly, but you’ll have to pull them out of their boxes. As you are aware, they really appreciate light and air.
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