Tips on packing garden equipment safely

It can be difficult and time consuming packing garden equipment safely, follow our guide to make your move easier.


Long-handled garden tools, as well as brooms and mops, should be bundled together securely. Attachments should be removed from power tools and packed separately.

  • Hand tools may be left in tool boxes and the spaces filled with crushed paper, or they may be packed according to general packing rules. Always use small cartons for heavy tools.
  • Use old towels to wrap and tape any sharp-edged tools.
  • Power tools must be safely drained of oil and gas before hand.

Rakes & Brooms:

Shovels, rakes, brooms and the like need not be packed; gather them together for your driver to bundle in a pad.

Lawn & Patio Furniture:

Remove cushions and clean frames. Pack cushions in large carton or wardrobe.


Keep it clean and dry during transport by wrapping it in paper padding or a plastic bag and taping shut. Do not pack the weighted umbrella stand.

Outdoor Equipment:

Before moving day, dismantle children’s swing sets, TV antennas and garden sheds you plan to take with you.

  • Place small hardware in a plastic bag or old coffee can and label.
  • If the parts bag can be securely attached to corresponding equipment, all the better.
  • Prepare lawn mower by safely draining gasoline prior to loading day.

Pots and Planters:

Pack small ceramic or pottery planters like any fragile item – individually wrapped with plenty of cushioning. If you plan to move any large or unusual planters, consult your moving professional.

packing the garden

packing the garden

When packing garden equipment safely you’ll need to re-pack items in boxes that are torn, falling apart or cannot be sealed. This is usually the case with items found in attics and crawl spaces, like seasonal decorations or old toys.

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