Property owners get excited when moving to a new home. However, relocating plants can be a dilemma and a tiresome task for many people. It is a complex process that requires proper planning. Many homeowners have invested time and money in their gardens and would like to relocate with their plants. The article below provides useful tips that you can use to move plants to a new home safely without killing them.

Consider the Right Season

Early autumn or spring is the most preferred time to move plants from your garden. It is advisable to relocate vegetation that has been in the ground for two years or less. It is almost impossible to move plants that have been in existence for a longer time without the risk of killing them. During winter, there is less damage to the root system, and once you transplant the crops, they can heal and thrive during the summer.


You should prune large leafy plants, such as house ferns, before moving to make them more manageable. They will grow back looking much healthier in the future. However, succulents are an exception because you must make sure that they do not have plant diseases before moving them. You can use natural remedies to treat and eliminate fungus, mites, and illnesses to ensure maximum protection of plants when moving.

Water the Plants Well

It is easy to move plants that are watered well. The garden should be watered the night before attempting to transplant items. Moreover, you should hydrate the plants well during the move to prevent them from drying out. For plants that have bare roots such as daylilies, shrubs, fruit trees, hosta and prairie onion, soak them in water for about two to three hours before replanting.

Mark the New Location

You should make sure that you know where you are going to plant the plants before digging and transplanting. If using pots, make sure to use the right soil. Vegetation planted directly in the ground need spots that are big enough for their roots. For those who are moving to new homes in the summer, make sure the spots have enough water before transplanting. Make a temporary nursery if you are not sure where to plant them.

Hire a Moving Company

It is advisable to hire movers, especially for individuals who are moving long distances. You should look for a moving company that is willing to move your plants without causing damage to the garden. You should do some research before choosing a moving company in your area. Give us a call or fill out the form on our homepage ( to get a quote today.

You should re-plant your garden as soon as possible. Once you have relocated the plants, you must water them for a few days to cool the leaves. Plants exposed to direct sunlight can fade temporarily for a couple of weeks. Remember, the more you delay getting the plants in the ground, the harder it will be for them to survive in the new environment.

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