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|If you spend a lot of time caring for the plants in your home, or if you have
particularly expensive plants, you probably won't want to throw them away when
you move into a new home. Thankfully, you have an alternative. There are movers
who specialize specifically in moving plants.
They will help ensure that your plants make it safely to your new home.
Finding a Plant Mover
Finding a plant mover
should be like finding any other kind of mover. You should make sure they are a
legitimate moving company
checking their licensure and registration. If possible, visit their warehouse,
and check out their moving equipment. Make sure they have the necessary
equipment for relocating your plants. Also check to see if their trucks are
properly equipped to handle moving plants. They should be weather-proofed and
have adequate ventilation.
TIP: Check out the Movers.com article and video,
The Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Potential Movers. These are
the questions you should ask any mover you consider using.
Before Moving Your PlantsThere a few things you can do to
prepare your plants for the move. First, you should consider the season of your
move. Generally, cool weather is the best for moving plants, so you may want to
plan your move for the early spring or late fall.
Second, you'll want to
research the best methods of transplanting in-ground plants. Ceramic pots could
easily be broken during the move, so you'll want to move your plants into
plastic pots. You should do this well before your move, because plants are
sensitive and should be given time to adjust to their new pot.
you'll want to make sure that your plants are properly watered and fed before
the move. Have them pruned and administer any pest-control treatments that are
necessary. Getting them into prime condition before the move will help them be
strong enough to handle relocation. If they will need specific care during the
move, make sure the plant movers have detailed instructions for each plant.
On Moving DayWhen moving day arrives, make sure that your
plants are ready for pick-up. Drain away excess water and then pack the plants
securely into boxes. Use packing material to make sure they won't shift in their boxes
during the move. Pack each plant according to its individual needs and make sure
that all of your plants aren't suffocated by plastic. For more detailed
instructions on packing plants click here.
After Moving Your PlantsOnce your plants are safely delivered
to your new home, get them all repotted and placed where you want them in your
house or replanted outside. They'll need some extra attention for a little while
after your move. As stated above, plants are sensitive so keep an eye on them
and make sure they are watered and well fed. This will help them make the adjustment to their new environment.
Author : Sean McClain
on August 27, 2009
Movers.com - Moving Expert