We prepared some tips to ensure that when you move your plants to or from Toronto, ON or elsewhere in Canada, they arrive at your new home safely.
• Move at the right time – Try and move your plants either at the start or end of the summer, as the dryness can often stress plants and make re-planting them very difficult. Dry summers aren’t usually too common in Canada, but it might not be worth taking the risk, so planning your move for the spring or autumn is a good idea.
• Do some research – There are often unique problems that arise when moving plants, mainly due to their status as living things.
Firstly, check with your Toronto movers as to whether they can assist with moving your plants, some Toronto movers don’t have policies that allow for this.
Secondly, be aware of long distance/cross country moves, as moving plants across international borders can be tricky and there are often strict regulations that can make this a tough process.
• Observe the changes – There’s nothing worse than arriving at a new garden and finding that it doesn’t fit the needs of your plants.
Be sure to observe the soil quality and use plenty of plant food and water to help them adjust. Also observe the new climate, certain plants may not fair well in certain temperatures.
Finally, it’s worth observing the air quality in your new home’s area.
• Move smaller plants by yourself – For small house plants, try and move them in your car. Not only will it reduce the stress of wondering whether your Toronto movers will treat the plants correctly, but you can also watch and maintain them more closely.
• Prepare for outdoor plants – It’s important to plan carefully, especially when moving outdoor plants. Try to prepare the planting site well before you arrive, so that as soon as you get there you can plant your favourite tree.
Also, make sure to bring along some water to keep the roots moist during the trip.
• Damage Control – There’s a variety of steps you can take to maintain the general health of the plants prior to the move.
Firstly, you can trim back any foliage that you think may interfere with the moving process and risk snagging the plant. You can also tie back any crucial branches or leaves that stick out to further prevent snagging or branches breaking. Finally, it’s a good idea to treat your plants for pests and diseases before moving, this will help you start your new garden without any worries of infecting other plants.
So, there’s many factors you’ll need to consider when moving your plants. And if the tips above are followed carefully, moving your plants should be a breeze.