With Earth Day coming up on April 22, we at Transworld Van Lines would like to get our movers in Central Florida thinking about what to do with your outdoor potted plants and houseplants before you move.
As a general rule, we do not move plants as the inconsistent temperatures, inadequate light and lack of water on a moving van can prove lethal to the plants. So what to do with your houseplants?
If you will be driving your own vehicle to your new home, you could consider transporting your plants yourself. You can personally tend to their needs and keep a close watch during transportation. However, be aware that there may be federal regulations when crossing state or country lines with living plants. You need to check ahead to see what regulations there are for the state or country you are moving to. You can contact your new state’s Department of Natural Resources with your questions about moving your plants across a state or country border. Once you have that information, you can begin planning to transport your plants.
There are many great tips for our movers in Central Florida to help with transporting your houseplants at About.com-Moving.
If transporting plants is not an option for our movers in Central Florida, consider gifting them to friends and family to ensure they go to a good home. It’s the next best thing to taking them with you.
Earth Day is also a great reminder for gardeners to begin dreaming about what you can grow in and around your new home. Consider subscribing to local nurseries email newsletters in what will be your new community before you move. You can get to know the companies that serve your area and begin dreaming about gardening inside and outside of your new home.
As an Arpin agent, we here at Transworld Van Lines like to reduce waste, conserve resources and remind our movers in Central Florida to do the same. Read up about our move recycling tips on our last blog post-April is National Recycling Month
Happy Earth Day from all of us here at Transworld