Plant Moving Tips

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Having lush green plants brings an airy sense of vibrance and life to your home like almost nothing else can. However, when moving, it’s important to consider that plants are living things too, and like pets, require a unique set of precise moving techniques in order for them to arrive at your new location safe, sound, and happy. Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to safely move your houseplants.

Moving House Plants

Small plants can be moved easily, as they can be kept inside their pots and put into a sturdy open box for transportation. Remember to stuff the empty spaces in the box with paper in order to prevent shifting. Many moving companies won’t transport plants, so we recommend keeping them in your private vehicle where you can make sure they are happy during the move. Large houseplants will likely need trimming or pruning before the move – if it’s cold on the day of your move, wrap your plants in newspapers and keep your car warm. 

 

If your move is long distance, make sure to bring them inside with you if you’re sleeping somewhere over night; never leave them in the car! You can also consider paying to have plants shipped, but this can be expensive.

 

Moving Outdoor Plants

Make sure to trim outdoor plants before the move, which can help with regrowth when you replant them. Make sure to water them wall a day before the process in order to ensure that roots and soil will remain moist for the netirity of the move. Dig up the plants, leaving a ton of dirt around the roots, and keeping as much of the roots in place as possible. Smaller outdoor plant roots and dirt can be placed in a sturdy paper bag, which is superior to plastic since it lets plants breathe. Large outdoor plants and shrubs should have their root ball wrapped up in burlap for tighter and sturdier transportation. As long as they keep getting watered plants can survive like this for weeks.

 

Ensure that your plants can remain in the shade during your move, and are not exposed to harsh temperature changes. Replant them as soon as you get to your new location. It may take them some time to adjust – but stay patient, and soon they will be looking as good as they did at your last property.

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Plant Moving Tips

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Having lush green plants brings an airy sense of vibrance and life to your home like almost nothing else can. However, when moving, it’s important to consider that plants are living things too, and like pets, require a unique set of precise moving techniques in order for them to arrive at your new location safe, sound, and happy. Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to safely move your houseplants.

Moving House Plants

Small plants can be moved easily, as they can be kept inside their pots and put into a sturdy open box for transportation. Remember to stuff the empty spaces in the box with paper in order to prevent shifting. Many moving companies won’t transport plants, so we recommend keeping them in your private vehicle where you can make sure they are happy during the move. Large houseplants will likely need trimming or pruning before the move – if it’s cold on the day of your move, wrap your plants in newspapers and keep your car warm. 

 

If your move is long distance, make sure to bring them inside with you if you’re sleeping somewhere over night; never leave them in the car! You can also consider paying to have plants shipped, but this can be expensive.

 

Moving Outdoor Plants

Make sure to trim outdoor plants before the move, which can help with regrowth when you replant them. Make sure to water them wall a day before the process in order to ensure that roots and soil will remain moist for the netirity of the move. Dig up the plants, leaving a ton of dirt around the roots, and keeping as much of the roots in place as possible. Smaller outdoor plant roots and dirt can be placed in a sturdy paper bag, which is superior to plastic since it lets plants breathe. Large outdoor plants and shrubs should have their root ball wrapped up in burlap for tighter and sturdier transportation. As long as they keep getting watered plants can survive like this for weeks.

 

Ensure that your plants can remain in the shade during your move, and are not exposed to harsh temperature changes. Replant them as soon as you get to your new location. It may take them some time to adjust – but stay patient, and soon they will be looking as good as they did at your last property.

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