Home relocations are pretty complex on their own, but a real problem arises when you are moving from one house to another and you want to take your garden with you.
Wanting a garden removal to be carried out with your general household relocation is only natural – after all you have spent years taking care of your outdoor space and it would be a real shame if all that hours of effort and joy go to waste.
This is something that you have to discuss with your removal contractor however. Most moving companies offer very comprehensive and efficient garden moving services, but there is a need of special plan according to which the job will be done to be tailored, depending on the scale of the project and the types of plants that are to be moved. This is precisely why you should keep your removalists informed about your needs and wishes at any time.
Generally, there are several ways in which a garden relocation project can be carried out depending on the methods to be employed. The main ones among them are as follows:
- Digging up and transplanting. This is among the most common techniques used, mainly because it can be applied for both smaller plants and huge trees, if a removal of such a large object is really necessary. It basically involves digging around the soil around the plant, while being careful not to hurt the roots, and then lifting the plant up together with the soil and roots. After the transportation is completed, everything is transplanted at the location of the new garden.
- This one is applicable for flowers only, and what is more not all kinds of flowers. The type of plants that allow splitting are flowers that can form clumps and those that grow from bulbs like snowdrops and daisies. Furthermore, this method is better to be employed either during the spring or the autumn months, otherwise you run the risk of failing to preserve the flowers. After the plant is split it should immediately be put in a pot and transported quickly to the newly assigned location.
- The last common method for moving garden plants is of course cutting. Trees, shrubs and climbers can be relocated in that way. Fruit trees and rose bushes are also included on the list. Make sure that the cutting falls in the range between 7 and 10 cm. if you want the best results to be achieved. You can assist rooting once the cutting is planted by dipping one of its ends into hormone rooting powder from your local flower shop.
All three of these methods sound like an easy thing to do, but they actually require much skill and experience in order to be successfully completed, so do not make an attempt at any of them on your own, especially if that is your first time. Let the professional movers you have hired do the job – after all that’s why you pay them.