Moving house can be quite a challenging time for most of us, even more so if you are crazy about houseplants.
If you’ve put in months or even years into caring for your treasured plants, you’ll want to be sure they remain beautiful and intact during your house move. And with a bit of time and preparation, you can be sure your plants are packed safely and securely for the journey to their new home.
Read on to find out how to provide your plants with the best protection and care during your house move.
Preparing Your Plants For The Move
Advise Your Moving Team
Let your movers know ahead of time that you will be transporting plants during your move. That way there won’t be any surprises and everyone will be on the same page on moving day.
Plants can take up more moving truck space than your other belongings because they can’t be stacked on top of each other. So be prepared and let your professional movers know: approximately how many plants you have, what size they are and the material of the containers they are in.
Prune Your Plants
Be sure to give your plants a good prune before you move. This will prepare your plants ahead of time by removing any dead branches and reducing leaf litter and the overall plant size for an easier, less messy move. Pruning your plants will also encourage new growth to come through in future.
Water Your Plants
Give your plants a good soaking prior to relocating them. Try to do this 3-4 days before you move so that come moving day, the plants won’t be too heavy to lift as some of the water has already evaporated.
Also, take note of what season you will be moving in. Moving house during winter will mean you won’t have to worry too much about your plants getting dehydrated.
Once you’ve made it to your new place, be sure to give your plants a well-deserved drink.
Protect Your Plants
Carefully pack any fragile plants into moving boxes to protect them during transit. Don’t be too picky about which boxes to use for your plants – just about any moving box will do as long as it can support the weight of the plants inside.
If you’re super worried about valuable plants sustaining damage during your move, you can always transport them separately in your car instead of loading them onto a truck.
Moving Large, Heavy Pots
Before you move, check any large ceramic plant pots for any cracks or damage. Transporting damaged pots with even just a small hairline fracture could make the damage worse if the truck were to hit a bump during the trip. Instead, relocate any plants in heavy ceramic pots to lighter plastic pots and carefully wrap and box fragile ceramic pots you’d like to take with you to protect them during the trip.
Wherever possible, transfer your plants to shatter-proof plastic pots to minimise the chance of damage to valuable (and breakable) pots.
Check For Pests & Diseases
Look for any signs of pests or diseases on your plants. Treating your plants before you move will minimise the spread of pests and diseases to otherwise healthy neighbouring plants.
Taking Plants From Your Garden
Got some plants in your garden that you’d like to take with you to your new place? Give them the best chance of survival by digging them out of the garden on the actual day of your move. Once they arrive at their destination, be sure to replant, feed and hydrate them with water immediately.
Looking For A Trusted Mover In Brisbane?
Moving house doesn’t have to be a stressful and challenging time. By hiring an experienced moving company like Giffen Furniture Removals to transport your furniture, you can rest easy and focus on other aspects of your house move by leaving the heavy lifting to us.
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