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How to Move Your Gardening Tools and Plants

Transporting Seeds, Perennials, and Landscaping Devices Efficiently

© 2013 by Ella Andrews; all rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without written permission.

The gardening lady; photo courtesy Ella Andrews

Moving day is finally “at your doorstep” and you are more than eager to move to your new home. However, have you thought about what’s to happen with your garden which you have cared so much about?

After all, you can’t simply leave it behind. Thankfully, there are ways of moving your plants to your future home, so that you can set the start to a new garden.

Following is some advice on how you can move your plants and tools the right way. First of all, you will have to know the exact type of climate and soil is in your new home area.

This is necessary since the new soil and climate might not be right appropriate for some of your plants. Those are better left in their original place, instead of risking killing them.

Saving Flower Seeds

Many folks tend to save seeds of their most favorite annual flowers. This is done just in case moving to Chelsea or another new place becomes inevitable.

However, in such a scenario, one won’t need to move the whole plants, since s/he has the corresponding seeds. No need for dealing with large weights and bulk.

The seeds are dried and put in envelopes which get labeled in detail. Don’t just leave these envelopes lying somewhere around the house. Rather, put them in reliable plastic containers.

Transporting Potted Plants

The larger number of perennial flowers are best moved in special containers, filled with soil. At least two weeks prior to the moving, replace the plants in their designated containers, so that they can adapt to the change.

Don’t cause them the shock of moving the a day before the move. Use lightweight potting soil instead of garden loam, as the latter might be damp and therefore—heavier.

During the preparation of your plants, carefully scrutinize them for bugs and basically all sorts of plant pests. Such could harm your plants not only during, but also after the move.

Even if they do have pests, there is no need to bring them along to the new place. Once already transported to your new home, the plants should not be transplanted right away. This would shock them even more.

Allow some time, so that they can get used to the new surrounding and then proceed to transplanting them to bigger pots or into the ground.

Transporting Your Gardening Tools

Flowers and gardening tools; photo courtesy Ella Andrews
In order to be able to take care of your garden, you will also need your garden tools. But rather than loading them all onto the moving van, a couple of days before the move see what you will need, and what can’t be put into good use anymore.

Some of them will have to be sharpened, of course. Examine your lawn mower as well as your clippers, edgers and, pruning shears. Oil what needs to be oiled.

This way you don’t waste time doing this at your new home, where you will have tons of other things to do. Put your tools in wooden or sturdy plastic crates during transportation.

Don’t use cardboard ones, unless you wrap them well in something such as burlap, as the sharp tools can cut right through them.

If you are using the services of a moving company SW1, ask them whether they have some previous experience on moving plants. Let them share some information. It could help you a lot.

About the Author:

Ella Andrews is dedicated writer and blogger who has great passion for home improvement and home maintenance projects. She is constantly searching for new sources of inspiration. Her present article is focused on moving house related thematic.

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