Tips on moving garden plants to your new home
Find ways to successfully relocated your
plants to their new home without causing them to endure transplanting shock.
|Moving your graden plants to your new home can be a bit tricky.
But you can successfully relocate your plants without
Moving to your new home anytime soon? Wondering how to move your precious garden,
the one you've cultivated for years? As you might've assumed before even reading the title of this text, it's a bit
tricky. Of course, you shouldn't leave room for panic
or similar feelings. There are ways you can successfully relocate your plants without them having to endure
You know that plants can feel stressed out too, don't you? It's not a well-known
fact, but they're pretty familiar with the moving-is-pretty-stressful narrative, believe us.
So, how do you do it? We'll give you some tips on moving garden plants to your new home in the article below. Make
sure you take all the necessary measures, and you won't have to worry a bit about whether or not your garden plants
will have a safe trip. The beautiful flowers you grow will undoubtedly make an
impression on your new neighbors!
Choosing the right timing...
If you're in a position to pick out the season to realize your moving plans, you
should avoid relocating during the summer - the worst season for your garden transplantation. It might be pointless to mention, but extreme summer temperatures are
far from good for your plants. Even though the summer months are the most popular part of the year regarding
relocation plans, you're better off moving while the temperatures are relatively modest.
Anyway, we're not saying you shouldn't avoid this scenario at any cost. If you
don't have the luxury to postpone the moving day until temperatures get transplantation-friendly, you don't need to worry much.
We'll show you how to do it, even with the summer sun burning your back.
of all seasons, summer is the worst for your garden transplantation.
The Sun giveth, the Sun taketh
Prepare your plants for the road...
It is essential to take some steps to prepare your plants for the road. You should
know that preparation is the critical step to any moving-related task. The night before the moving truck arrives at your doorstep,
you should give your plants a deep-soaking. That, of course, doesn't mean you should drown them in water. Find
an ideal measure; your intuition will help you there. It would be best if you did it at night to avoid moisture
evaporating before you uproot your plants.
While on the subject, you could introduce the deep-soaking ritual weeks or even
months before the moving day comes. Do it once a week instead of the shallow everyday soakings, and your plants
will be healthier, more resistant to potential moving hazards.
Another quick tip concerning the health of your
Here's one of the easier tips on moving garden plants. Before doing the
deep-soaking ritual the night before the move, make sure you trim all the excess and dead stems from your plants.
Your plants need all the energy they can accumulate for the road, so it's best they don't waste it on parts they
night before the moving truck arrives,
make sure you deep-soak the plants to stay healthy during the
Make sure everything's already dug out in your new
Of course, if you have the luxury to do it. Map out your new garden and mark what
goes where. You don't want to arrive pretty confusedly, and it's for the best you save some much-needed time
because your plants are not in a position to wait. As we've mentioned, if you have the opportunity - don't you
avoid doing it. The guys at Eagle Van Lines Moving &
Storage, who are pretty experienced with moving gardens,
generously shared this piece of information with us.
Reduce the transplantation shock to a
This is probably the most crucial segment of the whole ordeal. We've already
mentioned you should give your plants a deep soak the night before you move, so we're not going to discuss it in
the list below. Here's what you can do:
- If you're transporting your plants bare-root, make sure you soak them in
water for a few hours before replanting them.
- It would be best if you did the whole replanting scenario during the evening
hours. That way, your plants will have an entire night to adapt to their new home.
- Make sure the holes you've dug out are soaked enough before you put your plants into them. Water the
ground until it basically turns into mud. And do it slowly. First, you'll need to plant the roots and water
the ground around them. Next, you'll add the rest of the soil and water it again.
- Provide your plants with some shade. If that's possible, shield your plants
from the cruelty of direct Sun for three to five days. You can use a wooden plank to create a nice little
should try to reduce the transplantation shock to a minimum
when moving garden plants to your new
Once you've done replanting your plants, the most significant part of the job is
over. Still, that doesn't mean you shouldn't provide some extra care to your plants for a certain period of time.
Inspect your garden once or twice a day, and check the soil for dryness. Even if it's wet on the surface, you
should still check the situation a few inches deeper. Water them regularly (also once or twice a day) and pay close
attention to potential changes. As we've mentioned already, try to shield them from direct Sun. Providing a nice
shade for your delicate green buddies is the least you can do. Nothing stops you
from being innovative
and having some fun while you do it.
A few words before we leave
So, there you have it. These were some tips on moving garden plants. Hopefully,
your plants will have a safe trip to the location of your new home. Gardening is one
of the best hobbies
anyone can try, and your relocation shouldn't get in the way of your
passion. The garden you're used to nurturing will be as good as it ever was. By putting into practice
everything we have mentioned in the text above, there shouldn't be a doubt about it.
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