For those with green thumbs, spring is the best time of the year. We’ve put together a post on transporting gardening materials, helping you to get the most out of your green space. It not only matters what you select, but also how you get it back to your home. No sense in spending money if you don’t know the ins and outs of gardening.
According to Gardening Know How, one of the most important things is knowing when to move plants. It is best to move perennials in the early spring or even the fall, when the temperatures are not too hot. Summer is the worst time to relocate plants. If it is too wet, consider waiting until late spring.
When moving plants, get as much of the root system as possible. Keep excess soil, as it will protect plant root systems during the move. This ball of soil and roots must be kept moist, so be sure to cover your car if you don’t want too much of a mess. Move as quickly as possible; too much time out of the ground can kill plants.
Also, if you have a truck, avoid wind damage by going slow or covering plants. If you plan on travelling far with gardening supplies and plants, be sure to stop every few hours to check moisture levels.
Finally, after driving plants, check for damage and remove any broken leaves or branches. It is best to relocate plants in the early day or during an overcast, as too much exposure to the sun can dry them out. Remember to use a tarp or sheet to avoid unnecessary dirt, and vacuum up messes as soon as possible to preserve your car’s interior.