How to pack your home garden before moving


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Moving is more often than not hard and tiring and it requires a lot of careful planning. Especially the packing part because you are packing your whole home to move it somewhere else, it is a lot of hard work. You need to have enough time to plan everything and do it properly without rushing it or improvising. And one of the trickier parts of moving is figuring out how to pack your home garden before moving. Because plants are sensitive and require special care, even more so when you are moving them. You have to be careful and know what you are doing if you want to move your garden without damaging anything.

Here is some advice on how to pack your home garden before you look for moving and storage companies Ottawa to move your home. Hiring experienced movers that know what they are doing is also important.

Get all the necessary packing supplies so you can pack your home garden before moving

One of the most important things when moving your home garden is to pack it correctly. That is why you need the right packing supplies. You can easily find quality packing supplies online, but make sure that you order them in time. And take into account possible delivery delays, as it could affect your packing plans and in turn, moving plans. You can also get packing supplies at your local hardware store. And keep in mind that whether you are looking for moving companies Ottawa to Toronto or elsewhere, they can usually provide you with packing supplies as part of the move too. And you will usually get them at a good price.

Young couple carrying boxes
Make sure that you get all the necessary packing supplies before you start packing

So it’s worth asking what kind of packing supplies they offer. You need different-sized boxes for plants of different sizes to fit them in properly and pack them safely. You are also going to need:

  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Moving blankets
  • Plastic containers
  • Foam nuggets

Be careful when loading your plants into the van after packing your home garden

Whether you are using a van or a truck, you want to load your plants last in the van. And they should be the first thing you take out of the van when you arrive at your new home and start unpacking. The less time they spend in the van the better. When placing the pots in the van ensure that they won’t tip over. You can put them close together and put some padding between them.

If you are moving across the country, or just somewhere further away and the move is going to take longer. Then you are going will have to be more rigorous with your packing plans. By making sure the soil is moist and checking it often and that the pots are well protected.  If you hire full-service movers then you won’t have to worry about this as they will take care of it all.

Pack your home garden carefully

The first thing you want to make sure you do is water your plants at least two days before the move. You are going to need a hard moving box of the appropriate size for each pot. Use plastic pots instead of clay pots during the move. Put the plastic pot over the clay pot and tie it at the base and put the plant inside. Then make sure to fill in the extra space with packing paper or foam nuggets to protect the plant. And make some small holes on the sides of the box so that the plants can breathe.

If you are thinking of discount moving Ottawa after you find affordable movers you could hire professionals to do the packing for you too. As they are going to have a lot of experience with this and your plants will be moved safely without risk of damage.

A girl watering plants getting ready to pack her home garden before moving
Don’t forget to water your plants before the move, it is very important

Let your plants adapt to the new environment

Moving is hard on plants and they need time to adjust to the new environment. So taking good care of them during this period is important. When you bring them into your new home, water them. This is the first thing you should do. It is also important to keep them in plastic pots for a week if you moved them in plastic pots. And then a week later put them back into clay pots. This will give them time to settle before being moved again.

Replanting your plants outside should be your priority. And when you finish that make sure to water them immediately and every day thereafter until they are fully settled in. Applying some fertilizer would help too. Making sure that you pack your home garden before moving properly will make it easier to unpack them and let them adapt to a new environment after the move.

Don’t forget to pack your shed and power tools

Your shed has a lot of items that could potentially damage other things in the moving truck. So they need to be packed carefully. You can divide them by type or shape and bundle them together and tie them up with rope. If you have lawnmowers, leafblowers, and similar things, you need to prepare them too.

A chainsaw on the ground
You need to carefully pack all the machinery with sharp parts to avoid damage to your plants during the move

The first thing you should do is take the fuel out. Because moving companies won’t move something that is hazardous. When you figure out how to siphon gas out of your lawnmower and other machinery, you should also try to disassemble them as much as you can. For example, removing the handle and blade from the lawnmower. This will prevent damage to other stuff in the moving truck and will make the move easier. It’s best to use the original boxes in which the machinery came in, especially for things like a chainsaw. Once you pack your home garden before moving, you can welcome movers and look forward to your new home.

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