How to move houseplants

Houseplants make every space feel more comfortable, bright, and vibrant. And if you’re like most Coloradoans, you’ll be taking those plants with you when you move. It should come as no surprise that moving plants can be a challenge. But with the right pre-move preparations in place, your indoor garden will make the trip just fine. Here are a few tips from your trusted Denver movers to help.

Give Them Some TLC Before the Big Day

Plants routinely need to have their soil and pots replaced, and what better time to take care of the task than before moving day. This will give the plants fresh, nutrient-rich soil during the move. This helps their systems prepare for a period of constant movement, temperature changes, and differences in lighting that might otherwise stunt their growth or cause them to die altogether.

Cover Fragile Growth

Leaves, flowers, and stems are easily damaged in transit, but they’re also relatively easy to protect. Use packing paper or a cut-up paper grocery bag and cover the pot in a stiff cone. The cone helps shield the plant from collisions and reduces the risk of damage to new growth. Once you’re done driving, you can remove the paper and tend your plants as normal.

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Be Prepared for Stops on the Way

If you’re moving across town, your plants can survive the trip easily. But if you’re moving out of state, you’ll need to give them a bit of care on the journey. When you stop during the day, make sure the car stays at a comfortable temperature. This means you’ll want to crack the windows if you’re parked in the sun on a warm day and keep them sealed up during the winter. If you’re staying at a hotel overnight, make sure the temperature inside the car will stay consistent. If not, bring the plants inside with you.

Move the Plants You Can

It’s easy to protect your belongings on a moving truck, but plants aren’t as easy. You’ll want to move as many of them as you can yourself. Please place them in the backseat of your car, buckle them in, or put them on the floor to reduce the likelihood of tipping in transit. If you have large potted trees or plants, you can’t move on your own; speak to your moving company. They may be able to help you move those larger pots. If you can’t take larger houseplants with you, consider taking a cutting. Once you’re at your new home, you can nurture the cutting into an entirely new plant.

Your plants are an important part of your house. It’s only natural that you want to take them with you. You need to prepare them the same way you get the rest of your house ready for your big moving day. As long as you start ahead of time and make plans to protect each plant, everything should make it to your home in one piece. For the rest of your belongings, let our moving pros handle the heavy lifting for you.

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