Performing a Successful Plant Transplant
Experienced as well as “greener” gardeners often encounter some fear when it comes to achieving a successful plant transplant. Relocating a plant can prove quite tricky without the necessary knowledge and experience regarding caring for a plant’s specific needs. For this reason, extensive research is essential before beginning the process for success.
Nevertheless, a professional team like ours at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service possesses the knowledge and experience to get the job done. We perform the key steps that can mitigate any shock that a plant may experience as a result of the move. We’re outlining some information on our process. Keep in mind the following plant transplant tips are guidelines, but they can still help South Florida Gardeners achieve victory in their relocation battles!
Time to Transplant
The best time to begin a plant transplant is during the dormancy phase. To determine if the plant remains dormant, look at the plant, and ensure it wields no buds. The plant should cease blooming and its green foliage should have turned yellow or fallen off.
Attempting a plant transplant during summer is not often a good idea. The plant will spend the majority of its energy-producing new blooms, or even sprouting new branches. For this reason, it likely won’t possess the strength to dedicate towards adapting new roots in a new location with new soil composition.
The best way to transplant the fixture is by digging a new hole for the plant when the weather feels cool. Make sure to place it in the ground before the area becomes exposed to the heat of the day.
Plant transplants require healthy new soil that welcomes the plant. Unfortunately, the South Florida sun can kill off a variety of necessary minerals and nutrients. This serves doubly for the plant’s roots as exposure to the air and sun typically only takes a few minutes to impart deterioration, drying out, or total collapse.
Watering the New Plant
It is vital to pay attention to newly migrated additions to a garden as you water. A plant transplant will often display stressed roots as they attempt to acclimate to their new environment. For this reason, proper watering amounts and levels are crucial. Overwatering and underwatering can cause unneeded stress to newly moved plants.
Check the soil after watering near the base of the plant about one inch down for moisture. If this area appears dry, getting out the watering can is a good idea. The first summer after moving a plant can be a challenge. Remember that watering immediately after a plant transplant is imperative for the best possible results.
Many homeowners look at plant transplants as an easy task. However, some migrated plants die if they transplanted improperly or at the wrong time. Gardeners have a much better chance of success when utilizing the proper techniques.
Moving smaller trees and large shrubs may be a challenge, so enlisting professionals, like Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, places your gardening needs in trusted hands.
For more information about making your garden thrive and plant transplant methods, contact our dedicated and professional team today to schedule an appointment!