How To Take Your Garden To Your New Home – Guides & Tips

If you are a born gardener and soon will be moving to your new home, it’s a big problem for you to move your beloved plants to the new house in a safe and sound state, just like your own children or pets! Plants are delicate and can’t speak out if they are in trouble.

But when they are in trouble and we can’t realize it, they just dry out and ultimately die, which leaves us with a grief that we troubled them to death. Moving can also trouble your dear plants, so you should take due care to move your garden safely to your new home.

How To Take Your Garden To Your New Home

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Take Only Sturdy and Important Plants with You

Uprooting your plants may be harmful for them. Some plants are delicate at the core of it, though they might look quite big and sturdy. Learn from a botanist or at your local public garden about which plants can bear the stress of moving. And then move only those plants which are either sturdy enough to tolerate the moving process or the ones you classify as very important.

Think it in this way – whether at your new home or in the old one, if the plant is growing well, it is happy there, and might become sad and/or damaged in the moving process; so, you should keep it where it is happy and safe. That will be your true love for your plant.

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Make Preparations Well Ahead of Time

You should start the process of choosing plants for transport and preparing for their removal well ahead of time. Don’t underestimate the process of removal of your garden – it’s actually a huge task. You may need a larger vehicle depending upon the number and size of the plants.

Keep your new garden ready for the plants. Dig holes beforehand. Plants can dry up quickly during the move; so, ensure to return them to their new but natural environment as soon as possible.

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Taking Proper Care

Be careful while uprooting plants. Ensure that you dig out the full root in a circular shape along with a large quantity of soil too. Remember also that the plants will need water throughout the travel, as they will be out of soil for a considerably long time which is risky for their health.

Choose larger pots for them to ensure more room. Pack the pots and plants in them neatly so that they won’t have to suffer a lot of shakes and shocks in the travel. Ensure that the soil around the roots remain wet throughout the travel. Sprinkle water on leaves and branches too to keep them hydrated.

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Consider Season

Seasons can play a very important factor in deciding how much your plants would suffer during the journey. Consider a winter season to make a move, as in the cold weather plants tend to retain water and remain fresh.

Take Help of a Professional

For digging up and planting your garden again, you can take help of a professional if you are not sure about how to uproot your plants and replant them. Here are some general rules:

  • Shrubby plants like periwinkle develop plods which can be dug out and cut into a number of rooted sections.
  • Some others like snowberry and lilac develop suckers, i.e. new offshoots, from their roots. These offshoots can be cut from the edge of bush with a sharp spade, keeping a piece of root attached.
  • Several plants like foxgloves and hellebores drop seeds which form new plants.
  • In all these cases, you can dig out the plants and place into soil in pots, ready for a move.

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Author’s Bio: Bill Chen received the Bachelor Degree of Commerce majoring in Business Administration from University of Sydney. Currently, he is a businessman and running his international – interstate home removalist company in Sydney named Bill Removalists Sydney. He is also an active blogger for his own website and other sites in the industry.