Moving plants long distance Bellhop Moving 271 17th St NW UNIT 1520, Atlanta, GA 30363, United States
All those plant-lovers might have definitely found it difficult to moving plants long distance from one region to another. Many usually just leave their plants behind with a fear of them being destroyed while shifting. Shifting your botanical friend is equal to shifting your furry friends as they need equal care and protection as that of your pets. As we know plants need rigorous water, sunlight, and care which may seem impossible to provide while traveling for a long distance. However, a few strategies to implement while moving plants long distances are:
Tips for Moving plants long distance
• Giving a good prune to your plants before a few days from shifting would help your plant survive longer. Getting your plants rid of dead leaves and unwanted branches a week before will prep your plants to move long distances. You must arrange it in a way that does not affect the health of the plant while being shifted. The right treatment is much important before shifting them to a new location as the weather may be in favor or not.
• Re-potting the plants in plastic makes the whole process of moving plants long distance much easier. Transfer these beautiful plants from planters and heavy pots to those lightweight plastic pots giving them a new house too. You need to do this process at least more than a week before shifting the home. You must be highly careful about watering the plants and fertilizer as it may get accumulated in the plastic which can lead to severe damage to the root.
• The best way to provide the best environment to your plants can be through transporting them in a car, where they receive the much-needed sunlight. The only disadvantage here is that you will have to travel in a car which might not be possible if crossing countries or states. However, if you get a chance to bring your plants to the motel you stay in while traveling, then you can take the best advantage of it as the plants may receive all those essentials needed to stay alive. However, if you carry them via any other vehicle you must be sure about the availability of sunlight to them and keep the wind away as the excess wind can damage them. In case you cannot arrange for regular sunlight you must stop the vehicle at a regular distance for a few minutes and allow them to have sunlight for their better health during the rest of the journey.
• Always cross-check with the laws of the country you are moving in because many countries do not allow specific botanical species to enter their border. In order to transport plants, the owner needs some preparations. For example, the US Department of Agriculture performs needed inspections of plant species before having them imported into their border because a few pest controls are banned in the USA and hence such plants are not permitted.
• Do not rely on a transport company as you may be prone to a certain liability and if the specific country rejects these plants from crossing the borders, then you may as well lose the plants and the money put in to get it transferred. Apart from this, many companies themselves refuse to transport these plants in order to avoid further unexpected consequences while the customs check the goods being transported.