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Relocating a home garden – tips and tricks

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    Perhaps you’ve just found out you have to move and can’t make peace with the fact that you have to leave your beautiful garden behind. Well, guess what? Just because you have to leave your NYC home doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to all the effort you’ve put into that garden. If you do it at the right time and with lots of attention, it’s possible to relocate your dear plants as well. However, this is a long process that will require effort and know-how. If you want your plants to survive the trip, you’ll have to prepare them well.  Ensure their safe transportation by relying on one of the top moving companies in NYC, and reading our tips and tricks for relocating a home garden.

    The season is important when you’re relocating a home garden

    If possible, it’s best to avoid moving plants during summer. This is because plants become very stressed and can get seriously damaged when removed from the soil during this time. Winter or late fall is the optimal time for relocating plants, especially trees. However, if you can’t schedule your relocation for winter, fall and spring should be fine for your plants as well. And if the season has been particularly wet, a summer move might be possible. Just do your best not to move them during overly warm temperatures. Here are some additional things you should consider when moving plants:

    • Some plants might not be worth the effort and money needed to move them – remember that you can just take cuttings and/or seeds and plant them again
    • If you’re relocating to another state, check the local regulations in that state to ensure you can bring in the kind of plants you have and if it will require you to pay extra fees
    • Look for residential movers NYC that are willing to transport plants, because not all companies are
    Two kids in a garden
    Relocating a home garden is difficult but absolutely worth it after putting so much love into it

    How to prepare your plants for relocation

    After you’ve taken care of these issues, you should put all your attention into preparing your plants for moving. It’s a good idea to prune your shrubs and trees before the move. They will be easier to transport if you remove all dead leaves and dry branches. Also, this will refresh them and make them stronger just in time for the relocation. After this, you have to focus on preserving the roots. You have to dig out plants properly because a plant with damaged roots most likely won’t survive relocation. Make sure you water the plant well before digging it out and dig a wide ring around it to be able to take the entire root out. Wrap the root in cloth while keeping as much soil as possible. The soil should be moist at all times. Keep the plants in a sheltered area to protect them until transportation. If you’re moving big plants like trees, hire professionals like Brooklyn Heights movers that have the right equipment and experience with moving plants.

    Plants need to be carefully prepared before relocating a home garden
    Relocating your plants will put a lot of stress on them which is why they need to be well-prepared

    When relocating a home garden you should carefully prepare plants for transportation

    The transportation of your plants is when they are most exposed to damage. To make sure they are safe you’ll need a lot of pots and plastic containers. Put the plants in containers of the right sizes and use rods to fasten the stems of taller plants so that they are safe during transportation. Consider covering them with wraps or bags for additional protection. It’s a lot easier with smaller plants. You can pack them in large boxes or plastic containers and move them in your car. Don’t forget to make wholes in containers so that the plants can breathe. Give them enough support to prevent them from moving during transportation as much as possible. Even if you’re moving only from Brooklyn to Manhattan, it will mean a lot to have experienced movers Brooklyn NY handle your plants.

    How to re-plant your home garden

    Once you arrive at your new home, take care of your plants as soon as possible. Immediately check all of them for damage and remove any broken leaves and branches. Make sure the ground where you will plant them is well prepared. If you’re transplanting a tree, be careful and research a bit on the best ways to do it. You can use compost or whatever plant food you think is best for the ground. Dig a hole that is twice as big as the root, water it well, and put the plant inside. If you can, it’s best to transplant early in the morning, especially during hot weather. After you fill the hole, firm the soil around the plant and water it again. Now the plant is transplanted but it still needs lots of care and a gentle environment. Give your best to protect them from direct sunlight, frost, and strong winds. Your plants will need a lot of water during this time.

    A person watering plants
    Reduce the stress on the plants after transportation and re-plant them carefully

    Arm yourself with patience and keep a close eye on your plants until they are fully settled

    There’s nothing quite as exciting as settling in a new house. After all the hard work, tireless organization, and stress, you can finally set up your new home. Relocating a home garden may bring additional stress, but it also comes with even bigger satisfaction when the work is done. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming endeavor with a little preparation and organization in advance. Just give your new transplants lots of loving care and attention. It will all be worth it in the end. Good luck, we are confident you’ll be enjoying your new garden in no time.

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