Moving a Garden: Is It Possible?

Moving soon and have a large garden that you are hoping to move to your new home? Professional movers cannot move these plants, since they are living but, you will find that you can take some of them with you. You are going to have to move these in your personal vehicle. We have a few tips that can make this easier, as well as some issues to remember.

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A Summer Move is Hard on Plants

If your plants are planted outdoors, then uprooting them during the summer can be rather hard on the plant. In fact, don’t be surprised if the plant does not survive. Why is this? During the summer, it is more dry, and this dry weather has affected the roots. However, that doesn’t mean that it cannot be done.

Tips for Moving a Plant During the Summer

Here are the steps that you need to take if you are determined to move plants from your garden during the summer to a new location when you move:

  1. Water the soil to get the roots moist before you start uprooting this plant for a move.
  2. At your new location have a temporary spot to put these plants into the outdoors as soon as possible. If you have time, make this the permanent spot. However, with moving in, we understand that a temporary spot may be needed.
  3. Plants need to be the last thing that are packed into your vehicle, and the first that you take out. Be sure to secure these in your vehicle so they do not slip or fall over.
  4. Consider mixing some peat moss or wood chips into the area that you are putting these plants into their temporary or permanent locations to help with water retention.

While moving plants may not be ideal, it is possible! You just need to make sure that you truly want the plant, otherwise, leave it at your old home.

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