Want to grow lavender in your garden this year? Learn how to plant and care for them with these simple tips.
Select a Sunny SpotLavender thrives in full sun, so choose a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Well-Drained SoilLavender prefers loose, well-drained soil to prevent waterlogging. If your soil is heavy or clay-like, amend it with organic matter or create raised beds to improve drainage.
PlantingDig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your lavender plant. Place the plant in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and gently pat the soil around the plant.
WateringWhile lavender is drought-tolerant, it’s important to provide sufficient water during its establishment phase. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between watering sessions.
PruningPruning lavender promotes bushier growth and helps maintain its shape. Prune in early spring or after the first bloom, removing about one-third of the plant’s height.
FertilizingLavender doesn’t require fertilization. Focus on good quality soil for it to grow in. If you grow it in containers, then use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer sparingly, preferably in early spring.
Pest and Disease ProblemsLavender is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keeping the plants well-drained, well-spaced, and ensuring good air circulation can help prevent issues like powdery mildew or root rot.
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