Tips On Relocating With Plants

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People who like plants often feel like they are just as vital as a family member. Therefore, deciding to relocate and not take them with you may not look like a viable option. If you are one of these people, there should be no reason for worry and anxiety to set in as it is very easy to bring them along. Georgetown residential moving service has come up with some advice on how to get them to the new place in one piece.

  1. Know the policy of the moving company you pick on moving plants

Different crews have different ways through which they operate, and you should make sure to check with the one you are dealing with if they insure against damage to plants. Sometimes one may find that the company has a no plant policy, and therefore cannot help you take your precious plants along. It is crucial to know these things beforehand so that you can know how to go about it and see which other options you may have if you do not want to leave them behind.

  1. Transporting via plane

Instead of having the plants carried by the track, you could also choose to move them by air. Nonetheless, this is very pricey, and it still does not guarantee that they will get there in one piece. Some airlines do not allow plants on board, and so if one picks to transport them by air, you should check to see if the airline permits plants. You could then decide to transport your favorite one and give away or sell the rest.

  1. Relocating plants by yourself

You could also go with moving the plants by your means. Because this puts you in a better position to take care of the plant, it may be a reassuring way to deal with the situation.  If you decide to do this, you should put them in sturdy boxes, lined with plastic before the haul. Instead of plastic, bubble wrap could also be a great alternative to protect the plant from damage, harsh weather, and dehydration.

Just in case there will be a layover, say you will require to stay a night in a hotel, ensure that you know how the weather might be in the area. This is because some plants are affected by extreme temperatures.

Also, if the plants are tall, they will need to be wrapped in plastic to make sure they do not get spoiled. Due to their nature, tall plants are extremely fragile and do not take too kindly to being hauled around. Do not forget to poke holes through the wrapping so that they may get some air.

  1. Hauling plants from the garden

Some individuals who own gardens may want to take a few cuttings with them, instead of the entire plant since it makes the work a lot easier. What we advise is that one uses flower tubes. Put water into the tubes and cover them, as this will make sure they do not get dehydrated during the haul, and you can replant them when you get to the new home in Kingston ON, for example. Flower tubes also check that enough air gets in and the plant does not die.

  1. Sometimes plants just have to be left behind

Every plant is different, and as a result, not all of them can be relocated. Apart from that, some countries and provinces have certain restrictions on some types. Because of this, it is imperative to research and find out what these restrictions are in the places you will be passing through and going to. In case you find that you cannot relocate with your plant, it does not have to die. You could always leave them with a member of your kin, or another plant enthusiast who will be just as happy to take care of it.

  1. Settling in post-relocation

Immediately you get to your destination, get rid of the plastic, and remove them from the packaging. Give them plant food and also some water. If it was necessary to remove them from their pots, and you want to put them back, do not do it immediately. Instead, give them a couple of days, or more. The reason for this is that plants do not handle the stress that well, and the process of relocating and reporting can make them die.

Going with this assessment, prior to the haul, you will need to report them several weeks before if you plan on bringing them along with you. This is because the plants will need a couple of days to get used to the new pot before you can carry them along with you on the long and tiresome journey. Remember that in the same way the process is tiring and draining for you, it is also stressful for the plant.

When it comes to the new abode, check on how the plants are behaving towards the new environment. Often, the soil, air, water or climate may be different, and therefore may have an impact on the plant. Just in case you notice that there is a difference or the plant isn’t taking too well to the new abode, get in touch with an expert who can come over and take a look. All these steps ensure that the plant is kept happy and healthy in the home, in the same way, you are happy and healthy.

If you may have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us, and we shall be happy to help you out. Sem’s Moving in Great Toronto Area could also give you a moving quotation and talk to you more on how best to relocate with your plant. Call us or reach us through our email.

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