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How to relocate your plants

You’ve got all your boxes packed filled with your kitchen appliances, and clothes, but some of your most treasured items are still lying around your house. Your plants. They have been there forever, you have watered and cared for them as if they were part of the family, this is why one of your main concerns is how they will arrive safely and in place at your new location. Just like your furniture and antiques, the relocation of your plants need special attention so use this time to ask yourself if you think they will survive and if it is best to move them.

Don’t worry too much, with it’s highest standards Trico Long Distance Movers, takes it in its best interest to providing customers with the safest and most efficient moving solutions America has to offer. Trico Long Distance Movers takes the safety of your valuables very seriously, even if it comes down to safely relocating your plants.

What To Do if You Can’t Take Your Plants with You

If you’re moving from state to state or from one country to another, sometimes your plants are not able to cross state lines. A lot of different states and countries require inspections for plants and have restrictions on the types of plants that you want to enter their borders. So be sure to check the restrictions the state you are relocating to has, or the states you will be passing through with your moving vehicle.Instead of smuggling plants illegally, find out what species are not restricted to pass through into your new state. It would be such a shame to have to leave your beautiful darlings at the border. Also, some plants won’t be able to adapt to the climate the new state you are moving to has, so be sure to check that as well. Moving across states will require a lot of  preparation since the US Department of Agriculture asks for inspections of plants that are crossing some state lines because of pest controls and local bans on growing particular plants. California for example has a reputation of being especially strict on its botanical movers, but it is not the only state that also inspects plants on arrival. If a plant happens to be too big for transportation, or if it is too rooted in your yard, keep a cutting and try to re-grow your favorite botanicals at your new home. As heartbreaking as it may sound, you might have to give your plants away.This is why you should make arrangements to give your healthy and happy plants to some of your friends and neighbors before you leave.

Hiring movers to Relocate Plants

Know that hired movers will not cover damage to plants. Plants are too fragile and are very likely to suffer from the move. Ask movers about the process of the move, because some moving companies will not even allow plants on their trucks. This is a huge reason you shouldn’t rely on just any moving company. If you pack up your plants and have the movers transport them unknowingly, you might witness lots of damages, even on the legal side if they go across borders.

This is why it is best to contact Trico Long Distance Movers because we safely transport customers most valuable possessions because of our reputation for unbeatable service and outstanding professionalism.

Moving Plants Yourself

One of the best option is to move the plants yourself. To do this you should get some boxes, and pack your plants securely so they won’t tip over, and have plenty of fresh air. Load them with bubble wrap between the pot and the box to make sure your plant is sturdy enough during the move. Tall plants can only be bagged to protect them from damage during the move. If the plant has fragile branches, stems and flowers give them the most attention and security and don’t forget to make sure you poked some holes in the plastic of the bags to let your plants breathe.Plants should be loaded as close to your departure time as possible. Try to avoid putting them in the trunk of your car, instead put them in the back seat of your car.It will be easier for you knowing you can keep an eye on them. Don’t forget that cold temperatures can damage fragile plants, so to be safe, move them indoors with you if you are stopping by at a hotel. Cold weather can be especially damaging to your plants so protect them by wrapping them with newspaper or paper bags. If the weather is warm, stop from time to time shaded areas and crack a window. Be careful not to expose plants to direct sunlight at any time.Most importantly, keep a comfortable temperature in your car and water your plants only if they seem unusually dry. If they don’t seem dry, wait until you have arrived at your new home.

Help Your Plants Adjust After the Move

As soon as your plants arrive at your new home, take them out of the plastic as soon as possible, then take them out of their boxes and give them some water and plant food. If you had moved them into plastic containers then be sure to put them back into their original pots, but make sure you wait a week before doing this. The move has been very difficult on your plants and you don’t want to over-stress them by changing their place again. After you have finished settling into your new home, you should have time to re-pot your plants into their original containers. Keep in mind that your plants need time to adjust to their new surrounding so give them time to adjust before re-potting.Pay close attention to the garden plants that you plant at your new home. There is a huge difference in soil, climate and air quality ; this will have great impact on your plants health especially after the shock of having been moved and replanted. In the end, give yourself a big pat on the back, because it truly takes lots of patience, care and love to relocate your plants.

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