Get Help Moving your Houseplants, Garden, and Gardening Supplies from the Republic Moving and Storage Experts Serving Palm Desert
Residential relocation can be stressful for you and your family; and it can also be stressful for any plants that make the journey with you. If you have a green thumb, it can be hard to give up a garden you’ve spent time cultivating! Moving plants is challenging, and ensuring their hardiness and health over a longer distance requires planning. Our Republic Moving and Storage Palm Desert team has helped families just like yours move household items including plants, and we’ve gathered our best tips for you here.
Plan for lots of pots
Each of your plants will need to be potted safely in order to make the trip to your new home, including any garden or outdoor plantings that are coming with you. You can stock up ahead of time on plastic pots and bins to help with this process. We recommend plastic because it’s less likely to shatter, and more likely to help hold moisture over a long journey.
Know where your plants will go
Depending on how far Republic Moving and Storage Palm Desert is helping you move, you may be able to replant some of your plantings as soon as you get to your new home. It’s important to minimize the shock that your plants will experience. Shocks include abrupt changes in soil, light, moisture, and temperature. If you’re moving to a part of the country with different soil than where your plants currently live, consider potting them in their current soil, and keeping them potted instead of replanting them.
Schedule your move with an eye for the weather
While the comfort of your plants might be low on your list of competing priorities about when and how to schedule your move, know that the time of year of your move can have an impact on whether your plants can be in transit safely. Moving during winter weather can mean a temperature shock for indoor plants; moving during the hottest weeks of the year can leave plants more prone to drying out during the move. Whenever you schedule your move, make a plan of how to ensure that your plants have adequate light and moisture during the move.
Republic Moving and Storage Palm Desert offers a comprehensive packing, moving, and storage services, as well as the smaller services that can truly make your move easier, like furniture assembly, installation, debris removal, and more. If you’re getting ready for your next residential move, contact us today to learn more about our home relocation services.