It can take years to cultivate a beautiful garden. The relief and relaxation found in the garden can help reduce stress levels that might contribute to chronic conditions. Now that you have finally found your dream home, leaving your garden behind doesn’t feel right.
Of course, there’s a certain level of attachment you have with this place. But how will you feel if I tell you that you can take this entire garden to your new dream home? Thankfully, you can do that with careful planning and smart thinking. While there are risks, keeping factors such as temperature, change in light, and soil in mind can make this transition smoother.
Not sure what you should do with your outdoor space? Here are some awesome hacks that will help you move your garden to your dream home.
Pay Attention to the Season
Summer is not the ideal season to make the move as high temperatures and dry air can make it difficult for your plants to survive. Also, exposing plant roots to strong sunlight can be detrimental. To avoid destroying your favorite plants, pick any other season except for summer. This will give you more control over the moving process. Spring, of course, is the ideal season.
Water Your Plants before Uprooting
Drier plants are at a higher risk of dying while moving. A day before you plan the move, dig them up and hydrate them so that the water penetrates through the soil all the way to the roots.
You don’t have to submerge the plants completely. Just water heavily to keep them hydrated for the transition. It’s ideal to begin this process at least a week before moving. However, make sure you do the last soak one night before moving.
Trim Your Favorite Plants
The idea is to allow more time for your plants to survive on the conserved energy. One healthy way is to trim all the excess and dead stems beforehand. You don’t want to waste stored water and nutrients on parts that are already damaged or dead. So before you uproot, give them a final trim to eliminate the unwanted parts.
Be Extra Cautious While Uprooting
This step will be quite stressful for both you and your plants during the move. To make it easier, hydrate your plants once again before digging them to ensure maximum moisture before uprooting.
With the help of a trowel, extract a ring around the plant that is wide enough to keep the roots safe. Pull the plant gently and remove it from earth. Let as much soil it can hold to conserve more energy during the transition. Place the plant in a pot prepared with soil. Water some more and tighten the base.
Continue with the rest of the plants. Try to complete this procedure as quickly as you can.
Plan for a proper transportation to carry your plants to your dream home. The vehicle used by the professional movers should allow enough space to place all the plants. To make the transition smooth, use an open vehicle and allow some sunlight exposure to your newly uprooted plants. This will further help them remain healthy until they reach their new destination.
Don’t forget to prepare your new garden for the arrival of your new plants. Have all the arrangements done and decide the location for each plant to create the same harmony in your new garden as your old one.
Regardless of the variety of plants you have, your goal should be to re-plant them as soon as possible. Planning the positioning of each container beforehand can save you a lot of time. Now start placing your plants accordingly and cover the area with mix wood chips and soil to pack it up instantly.
Hydrate your plants in their new home and cover the place with fresh soil. Allow the plants to soak water until they are thoroughly hydrated.
With some care and planning and a bit of luck, you can easily move your garden to your new home without losing your favorite plants. So make sure you take proper precautions and pay attention to your timing to regrow your garden in your new home.