Moving homes are stressful for all living things: mostly the plants. Since it takes many years and significant efforts to grow your plants and trees, you would wonder if you can safely move your plants to another home. Many times, it's possible to relocate some of your dearest plants safely and correctly to your new home if it is done at the right time and with the proper amount of attention and under state regulations. Here are 4 tips to help you move your plants safely.
If you are moving to a different state, you sadly have to leave some of your most-liked plants behind since The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates specific plants from moving across state lines. So, before you pack up that most-loved plant in the living room, you are going to have to check that it's not one of the "forbidden plants" that get you a fine. Check out the Department of Agriculture and National Plant Board websites to determine the restrictions for your state. Florida, such as many other countries and states, has their regulations on plants. You should follow the rules to safely move plants to/from Florida; these are useful websites: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the National Gardening Association.
The time of safely moving plants depends on an extensive range of factors, but the winter and early spring are the best time to move perennials. The warm summer months, when the weather is dry, are inappropriate times to attempt relocation. Plants become rapidly stressed when they moved from where they used to be during this time. It is the best option to wait until the winter to move plants. However, if the season is particularly wet, a late spring or summer move may be possible.
Your house plants would be able to travel safely for up to three days if you prepare them before moving. You should take the necessary steps to make them adapt to their new environment without wilting or breaking.
-You should change clay pots into shatter-proof plastic pots of the same size at least three weeks before the moving day, and to avoid moving accidents, wrap your decorative clays with bubble's plastics.
-You should cut newer growths of larger plants and remove dead leaves, limbs, and flowers with gardening shears, two weeks before moving day. Pruning will make the plants ready for easy handling and safe moving and improve plant health after moving. Do not forget the exceptions: ferns and succulents (cactus, jade plants, aloe et) should not be pruned.
-You should check plants for insects and parasites two weeks before moving day. Be careful about applying insecticides, and follow label directions.
-You should water your plants normally two days before moving day. Take care not to overwater. Otherwise, water can cause plants to freeze in cold weather or promote fungus growth in warm weather.
-You should pack your plants properly the night before or the morning of your move. You can wrap your large plants with an old bed sheet or tissue paper to prevent branches from damaging. Be careful placing each plant's pot in a box and use pack paper to make them fit at the box's bottom. Do not forget to punch air holes in the sides of the box and loosely fasten the lid so the plants can breathe. Label the boxes upright and mark the top and sides.
-Carry them with your vehicle, if it is possible, at a comfortable temperature level. The roots should be kept moist, and plants should be re-stable as soon as possible to move safely. If you move plants during the autumn or winter, it is not critical to move so fast; however, the sooner, the better. While you are going on a long-distance move, check the plants' moisture levels occasionally and ask movers to check as well if you hire movers
As soon as you arrive at your new home, check all plants for damage. Clean broken leaves or branches using a pair of garden pruners. Locate plants into their new home as quickly as possible. Newly moved plants require tender-loving care. Be sure to provide enough water. Give your plants several weeks to become adapted to their new home.
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