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    How to relocate your plants safely?

    So you are a backyard enthusiast but your roots aren’t deep enough to keep you in your place? Well, if you are preparing for a move and want your plants to go with you, hear us out. All in all, there are three things to keep in mind. Three P-s, if you will. First P is Preparation. The steps you take in order to be able to relocate your plants. The second P is Packing. The actual process of packing the potted plant for the road. And finally, the third P is for Planting. The final phase, referencing the replanting at the end of the successful move.

    Preparation to relocate your plants

    Dear reader, we hope you stumbled upon this post early, because you should start your preparation for the move at least three weeks earlier. How so?

    Relocating your plants with pots
    All possible shape and sizes. Pots are actually really important, and we will get to that little later.

    Well, if you are to relocate your plants, you have to be extremely careful. They are delicate things. Imagine if you would act to your plants as you act towards your other valuable items. Well, for first, plants would really like it in storage units Sudbury, but on the other hand, a much bigger problem for their transport is that they are vulnerable.

    Your movers won’t move plants, so it is completely your responsibility. So… when to start? Well, 3 weeks before the move you should consider this!

    The function of plastic pots

    Plastic is much more resilient (elastic, really) compared to stiff clay pots. The last thing you want is for a pot to break when your car goes over a bump on the road. Plastic pots are the solution. Not glamorous, but functional. And, do be reminded to use the same sizes, as changing sizes can lead to damage in plants.

    As the day approaches, try using this opportunity to shorten the plants reach, making sure it will fit into a box. And, of course, parasites are always there. If a plant shows sign of sickness, there is a fair argument for not moving the aforementioned plants. It could either

    1. Spread, and make your efforts to find local movers Sudbury a second priority to attempts to save your plant life.
    2. Weaken the plant to point that the move is impossible – your efforts to relocate your plants won’t count for much if there is no plant to move from point a to point be.


    Here is where things get tricky. First, you need a box in which the whole plant can fit comfortable (so no breaking of branches). Also, the box cannot be effectively shared, which means that the plant has to be very secure and not move much during transport.

    A flower
    Always make sure that they get enough sun if you are on a prolonged journey.

    However, something will be inside that box – air. Punch air holes (with a pen, if in a hurry) into the sides of the cardboard box. Also, plants react badly to this kind of environmental change. They are likely to become ever weaker in either too hot or too cold environment. These are some bad news for all those who thought of first figuring out the plants and then everything else.

    We are sorry to say that when, for example, you are attempting to move to Sudbury, you can’t really be in a hurry to go with the plants first, as they are better left last. Why? Well, the later you start the move, the less it will be in a dark box with a limited supply of air.

    As for sunlight – an average plant should be alright for a relatively long journey without both water nor sunlight. Should, however, plan to seem in distress, try to open it to light and water it. This also goes if, for whatever reason, the move is more then 3 days long.

    Further instructions can be found, but we defiantly covered the basics.


    And, finally, arrived at your new destination. What do you do? Do you go for a stroll, enjoying your new neighborhood and stretching your legs after a long, long car drive? Or do you go for the kitchen, immediately unpacking home electronics for purposes of making a meal for a move-in party?

    potted plants on a table
    Plants can really make inside of an apartment feel fresher and lived in.

    Well, both answers are bad ones if the health of your plants is a priority. They have to be taken out of boxes as soon as possible if you want to successfully relocate your plants. It would be rather irritating to have your plants fail in the last part of the endeavor.

    So, you get them out of the car (hopefully not the trunk) and you do… what? How to open it safely? Cut the bottom of the box and then put the box upright and pull it up as the plant emerges from the cutout bottom. It is the safest way to open a plant, avoiding any branch damage or falling over.

    If you did everything right (in your power) the plant is now ready to be returned to the soil. The move itself doesn’t have any lasting impact on the plants if everything went by as planned, so your gardening activities (or interior design) should proceed as planned. Having finished the transport, you are free to return it to a more decorative, and less plain, pot.

    What’s next when you relocate your plants

    With the turbulent process finally at an end, here is a chance to relax.  Your endeavor to relocate not only your life and belongings but also relocate your plants have succeeded and you finally can enjoy in your earned rest in a beautiful garden or a living room decorated with flowers and plants of all possible kinds. We envy you but notice that you did take very good care of them, as it is obvious that without determination and careful consideration, plant relocation can go terribly wrong. We hope you enjoy your new home.