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MOVING PLANTS IN THE WINTER

Relocating plants is an additional vital part of the moving process. If you haven’t thought about that portion of moving yet, no need to worry. There are plenty of easy ways to protect your plant particularly in the winter time. Just as the winter can be brutal for you and/or the family, plants can easily deteriorate. The cold weather freezes cells in the plant and then blocks the pathway to receive nutrients, which will cause the plant to die. Luckily for you, you can protect your plant(s) when you relocate.

The initial step of plant protection is recognizing how the number of miles affects your plants during the travel. In the circumstance that you’re driving to your new location, it’s vital that precaution is taken due to the delicacy of plants. It’s better not to travel with plants on long-distance moves, particularly cross country ones. We suggest, in this condition, you contact our local movers Toronto - Miracle Movers.

Before Your Move

A few weeks in the moving process, relocate the plants from their original clay pots to new plastic ones of the same size. The following week, prune your larger plants to ensure they’re growing (use your thumb for this process). A week before you move, make sure the plants don’t have any insects or parasites. They should be constantly watered (and/or fed depending on the plant). Continuously check the plants a few days before y our move, and if you’re able to, have someone help you with the checking part (as the moving process is already hectic).

Moving Day

We recommend your plants are prepared the night before the move. Wrap the plant, fit to its size, with sheets, blankets or paper to prevent breaking and then place them in a safe moving carton. For extra caution even, place tissue paper in the carton (box). Poke in holes so the plant can breathe. If you’re getting professional help, such as from our Toronto movers, label the box for the people assisting you. During the travel, our Toronto movers keep the right temperatures in mind so your plants are safe and comfortable. As far as your independent travel, ensure your vehicle is not too warm or cold.

Once You’re Home

Unpack your plants as soon as possible and put them in their initial pots. If your plant seems to be damaged, give it some time to heal. Put the plants away from the front entrance so they will avoid gusts of cold air. And of course, don’t forget to have your plants watered once you’re home.

In the worst case scenario, your plants can be severely damaged from the move. This can be quite disappointing, but before you proceed with anything, it’s important to give your plants some time. You’ll know, after some time, whether your plant can go or not.

If you feel, even after these tips, you don’t want to be the one to relocate your plants, have our Toronto moving service give you a helping hand. It’s a lot to protect and prepare your plants while moving, especially with other things to think about. So, don’t be afraid to receive professional help. We wish you good luck for you and your plants!

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