Are you considering moving homes in the near future? But you worry that you will not or cannot take your hard-grown plants with you? In the modern world, it is becoming more and more common to also ensure you are moving plants when you move homes. People put lots of time, effort and dedication into these garden spaces and so are loathe to leave them behind when it is time to move on.
So, with this in mind, here is the best way to start moving plants when you decide to relocate or sell your home:
Decide What to Take
It is likely that you do not want to take every plant with you in your garden when you move, but those that are important to you or are particular expensive/hard to come by/difficult to grow. Sentimentality plays a major role in why we want to move our gardens with us when we leave. So, choose the plants you can’t part with and mark them out for yourself. If possible, leave a few plants or foliage in place for the new owners.
Also, it is important to ensure that the garden you are moving to can cater to your current plants and foliage. Investigating the soil type of your new property, before moving can help you decide which plants, if any, are suitable to move with you.
Moving can be a stressful period and takes a lot of organisation, planning and manpower to achieve for a standard home. So, including the garden in a move as well can be a difficult enterprise. This is why planning as far ahead as possible is necessary when it comes to moving plants from one garden to another.
A couple of months before moving, you should:
- Prune or otherwise restrict the growth of the plants you wish to move.
- Take cuttings from your favourite plants (in case of accidents or otherwise during the move).
- Re-pot plants or move those flowers that are in plant beds into pots in preparation for the move.
- Inform your removal company beforehand that you are moving plants, so that they can accommodate plants (as they can take up quite a bit of space in a moving van).
If you need to dig up roots of your plants or even a tree, then you should do this at least a week or even a month ahead of time to ensure the process is completed in time for the move – leaving this until last minute can mean having to leave some plants with stubborn roots behind. Place these roots inside of a plastic sheet and ensure the soil is moist for as long as it remains in this condition. If you are moving during cold or frosty weather, then wrap the roots in an extra sheet or type of wrapping in order to ensure extra insolation.
Storing Moving Plants?
If you are planning to store furniture or other household items in a storage unit between moves, or in order to save space as you settle in, then it is advised you don’t do this for your plants. They would not survive well in a dark storage unit for an indefinite period of time. Some storage companies have an outside area for plants, but you need to arrange this with them beforehand in order to be sure and not risk losing your favourite plants during on the move.
Of course, you will also need to remember to move the rest of your outdoor garden furniture along with any of your chosen plants or foliage for moving. Or if you are looking for new furniture to go in your new space, then you can always browse our extensive range of modern garden furniture