Plants Guide: Garden Plants

By Staff

Garden plants are a little more difficult than house plants to move simply because you have to dig them up, move them and then replant them in your new location. Some garden plants cannot be dug up and replanted so before going to all that trouble contact your local horticulture store to get advice.

It is also important to consider if the plants will even survive in their new habitat as the climate and soil may be very different to the plants' preferred living conditions. There are many things that can go wrong so follow our useful advice and you should be well on your way to a glorious garden in your new home.

On the day of the move dig up the garden plants being careful to dig around the roots in a circle with garden tools. The root ball can be placed in a plastic bag with a pest strip. Seal the plastic bag for up to 6 to kill off any remaining pests. Make sure the soil is moist around the ball.

When you arrive at your destination replant as soon as possible Check the soil ph level for acidity or alkalinity. Ph test kits can be purchased in any plant store. Add fertilizer and water to the soil around the plant regularly and allow the plants some time before it gets use to its new home.