Q: We have a rhododendron that was planted too close to the house and partially blocks a stairway to our side door. I would like to move it around to the front of our house.
We are going to be grading our property soon, so I would like to move it before it gets destroyed by the heavy machinery.
Would it survive if I move it this time of year, or should I just leave it be until September (and hope it doesn't get killed during the grading process) ?
You might also apply an anti-transpirant to the underside of the leaves to reduce the amount of moisture the plant transpires normally. This will help reduce transplant shock and increase the plant's chance for survival.