Moving with Plants
Get organized before the big day:
A house move can be a stressful process whether you are moving into another house in the same neighborhood, across town, or to another state. Believe it or not some plants can find moving very stressful and moving your plants could mean that some may not survive the move.
In order to avoid as much stress as you can it is best to be as organized as possible before the big day. You should also check out the moving firm that you plan to use. Shop around before choosing a moving firm and get a number of free moving estimates as the cost of moving can vary quite widely even if you are moving in the same neighborhood. If you can, then it is a good idea to go for a firm that has been recommended by a friend or family member – if they were happy then it is more than likely that you will have a good move and your possessions will still be in good order. By using Northwest Relocation free moving quotes system you are assured that the movers who provide you with estimates have been pre-screened.
Get them packed
Make sure that everything is wrapped and stored tightly in boxes. Wrap crockery individually before packing and make sure that breakables go on the truck last and come off first. Some things move better than others. Animals are notoriously difficult to move into a new home and strangely enough so are plants. If you have a lot of house plants and you are used to dealing with them then you will know that they respond to changes in the atmosphere and changes in routine.
You can leave some plants behind
Because plants can be easily stressed by moving then you may have to make the difficult decision to leave some of them behind – if you can’t do this then you need to find the best way of moving them to give them a chance of survival in the new environment. If you decide that you want to take some plants from the garden because you can’t bear to leave them behind then you need to make sure that they are being transplanted in a way that best suits them. For example, if you want to take some large plants with you then you will need to make sure that they are well dried out. Wrap the leaves carefully so that they don’t get knocked around too much. When you get to where you are moving get the plants out first, then give them a light spray with water to prevent them from wilting and dying from the shock of the move.
Small potted plants are much easier to move but make sure that they are in a cool space, if they overheat then they could wilt and die before you reach your destination. One final thing you should remember if you want your plants to survive the move, is to prepare them for it. In the couple of weeks immediately before the move give your plants some extra care. Make sure that they are fed and that they are well watered. This will make them more resilient to the inevitable stress of moving.
And at last, please do check the insurance policy of the moving company, you are hiring.