Plants are a staple decoration in many homes. There are so many rare and beautiful plants in the world and when it comes to moving, it is essential that your much loved plants are transported safely. These tips on moving plants will help you understand how to transport live plants during this transition.
Even though professional moving companies are prohibited by law to move your live plants on the trucks for interstate moves, you can use these useful tips for transporting and moving plants yourself.
Some states prohibit transporting plants across state lines. It is good to check the regulations before you move.
Prepare your Plants for the Move
Give your plants an extra dose of sunlight for two weeks prior to the move, reasonable pruning and give them a healthy watering the day before you depart.
Pick the Best Season to Move Plants
Seasons play a major factor in moving live plants. If you can, try and move live plants in the dormant season, between October and February. This may not be an option, so take great caution when moving your plants.
Know the Soil at Your New Home
Before you move to your new home, determine what type of soil is in your new garden and if the soil is nutrient rich. There is little value in moving outdoor plants and trees that will not survive in your new garden.
You may even want to draw up a garden layout plan which details where each plant, flower or tree will live.
Choose American Moving and Storage for your Move
Whether you need to move your home or business across town or across the country, American Moving and Storage’s team of qualified professionals are here to provide you with affordable relocation solutions and storage options that meet your specific needs. Find out how we can we help you. Call us today at 912-401-0362.
You may want to check this list of items that cannot be moved prior to packing as well: Prohibited Items That Movers Cannot Move or contact American Moving and Storage if you have any questionable items. And find answers to other Frequently Asked Questions here.