Moving is a process that may seem hectic and stressful. It demands attention to detail and a lot of planning and preparation to do right. However, the stress of moving is at its highest when aside from packing ordinary things you also have to worry about moving priceless things like paintings and living things. When it comes to your household plants you must take special care. You must know a thing or two so you can safely relocate your indoor garden. Of course, if you have only a few pots the process is much easier. But if you are moving a bigger indoor garden you will have to invest a lot more time and attention.
How to safely relocate your indoor garden: what you need to know?
To safely relocate your home garden, you need to take special care and pay due attention well in advance. Paying attention and doing your best will reduce the stress on our plants. So, you must know how to go about it before the move – in the preparation stages, as well as during the move. In addition, you must help your plants adjust after the move. So, here is what you should know and how to go about moving your plants.
- Decide which plants you will move
- Decide on the best moving time
- Learn how to pack and protect your plants during a move
- Help them adjust afterward
Decide which plants you will move
Moving plants is not always possible. Some plants can’t be moved, and you will be forced to leave them behind. Some of them will not be able to move because they are on the list of things movers won’t move as they are not allowed across state borders. So, you have to see what plants you can and will move before you even start planning. In addition, you should figure out what to do with the plants that will stay behind. So, consider selling them or giving them away.
Decide on the best moving time
Plants are sensitive to changing conditions, and relocations can cause them stress. To minimize the adverse effects, you should try to find the best time to move your plants. If possible, choose the date at the time that plants are dormant. This will decrease the stress of moving and help them through the transition. Basically, most plants are dormant from October to March so keep this in mind.
Learn how to pack and protect your plants during a move
Try to protect your plants well for the move. Try to pack the pots in protective materials and make sure they don’t tip over during transport. Use protective materials for fragile items such as wrapping like bubble, cloth, or straw wrap to protect the foliage. If the move lasts longer, ensure that the plants are watered and have sufficient light and fresh air. Make an effort to provide your indoor garden with sufficient protection for a smooth relocation.
Help them adjust afterward
After the move, make an effort to help your plants adjust. Water them regularly and provide them with plenty of sunlight. This will help them recover from the stress of moving and help them adjust to the new living conditions.
Plants are living things, and they demand special attention when moving. To safely relocate your indoor garden, you must prepare well and learn as much as possible about this process.