When moving home, the most common belongings to worry about are those that are bulky, heavy and fragile. Sure, they are difficult to move. But if you own some rare and treasured plants, then that is another thing to be concerned about. They will need extra care and attention when being move, so you can keep them alive and healthy.
If you haven’t done this before, fret not! Whether you are moving home on your own or hiring Auckland movers, we have some tips you can follow so your precious plants can be safely transported to your new home.
Repot your plants
You need to repot your plants from clay pots to shatterproof plastic pots. Clay pots or ceramics are heavy and prone to breakage. Sudden bumps and movements during the transit can cause breakage that may harm your plants, and that’s what you want to avoid.
Remember to do this at least 3 weeks in advance. Doing this in advance will help your plants get acclimated to their new pots before your move.
Prune your plants
If you have large plants and you’re worried it will take so much space in your moving truck, then the best solution is to prune them. Doing so will reduce the size of your plant and you can avoid any branch from breaking during the process of moving. Plus, this will help your plant yield healthier leaves and branches in your new home. It’s advisable to do this at least 2 weeks prior to your moving day. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check for insects and parasites. You don’t want to bring those to your new home and new garden.
Water your plants like the usual
Two days before you move, you should water your plants as you usually would. You will need to keep the soil damp to nourish the roots of your plants. This will also prevent the soil from getting dry and powdery which can lead to a mess during the move. Remember to not overwater your plants.
Pack securely for transit
On the day of the move, wrap a plastic bag in each pot of your plants. Tie the plastic bag at the base of the plant, keeping the leaves and stems free. This is to prevent any spillage while you or your Auckland movers shift them.
You can place smaller plants together in a box. Fill the empty spaces with packing paper or bubble wrap to keep your plants from shifting and they can stay in an upright position. Large plants will need each of their own boxes for themselves.
If you are transporting your plants on your own vehicle or your mover’s vehicle, it’s fine to seal the boxes loosely to let your plants breathe.
Tend to your plants immediately after arriving at your new home
Upon reaching your new home, you need to unpack your plants immediately. Place them back in their pots. This will be a crucial time for your house plants, and they can go into shock especially if the trip has not been an easy one for them. Make sure to monitor them while they are still adjusting.
Moving your house plants is a challenge, but not impossible to achieve. Just be prepared to provide extra attention in caring for your plants during this entire process. If you need help with moving home in Auckland, then the best people are the trusted Auckland movers near you. Not sure where to find them? Submit a request on Wise Move and we will get you in touch with movers not just in Auckland, but movers in Wellington, Christchurch and the whole of NZ. Wise Move has a large network of moving companies, a man with a van, piano movers, even service providers of car transportation, motorcycle transportation and boat transportation.