Transplanting Roses, Trees, & Other Plants


Transplanting Roses, Trees, & Other Plants

Are you looking to renovate your lawn? Transplanting—which involves repositioning plants within your landscape—may be just the thing you need to keep your flowers, trees, and shrubs as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Not only can this process work to lengthen the growing season of your plants, but it can also protect younger grasses from disease and pests, help prevent germination problems, and more.

So if you want to renovate your lawn or relocate your flower beds and trees, transplanting is the way to go. And we can help! Serving homeowners in Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, the City of Falls Church, and North Arlington, O’Grady’s Landscape has experienced landscapers ready to help you transform the look and feel of your property. Call us at 703-533-5001 to schedule a consultation today!

What Is Transplanting?

Transplanting is a lawn renovation technique that involves moving plants from one part of your landscape to another. This often begins with a seedling that’s grown in optimal conditions, usually indoors, and is then replanted in an outdoor location for continued growth, though this isn’t always the case.

Whether you’re transplanting roses, trees, or shrubs, here’s a general breakdown of the process:

  • Water the plants that will be moved
  • Prune the roots
  • Dig a hole for the plants
  • Install the plants in the new location

This process can be used on a variety of plants, though it’s not recommended for all species and varieties—our landscapers can help you determine if it’s the best choice for you. Transplanting roses tends to be especially popular.

Benefits of Transplanting

Transplanting roses, trees, shrubs, and other plants provides an array of benefits, such as:

  • Extending the growing season of your plants by beginning growth indoors
  • Protecting younger plants from disease or pests by waiting to move them outdoors until they’re fully established
  • Preventing germination problems that can occur with direct seeding
  • And more!

At the same time, be weary of transplant shock, which occurs because of the change in environmental conditions when the plants are moved. To avoid or reduce the shock, it’s important to time the transplanting process right so that your plants are ready for the move, choose an environment that’s ideal for growth and provides a smooth transition, and avoid too much light as your plants adapt to the new environment.

Transplanting Roses, Trees, Shrubs & More in Northern Virginia

Because transplanting can be a sensitive process that makes your plants susceptible to shock, it’s imperative that you choose a landscape company with enough experience to handle your plantings carefully so you can successfully complete the process. And we can help! At O’Grady’s Landscape, we’ve been transplanting roses, trees, and shrubs throughout Northern Virginia for years, helping homeowners with all types of properties accomplish their goals for the picture-perfect landscape. Call us at 703-533-5001 to schedule a consultation today!


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