How To Care For Your Lavender Plant
Easy Lavender Plant Care Tips
Learning to properly care for your new Lavender plant is simple to do. You just need to keep the following information in mind when taking care of Lavender.
Lavender plants really do not need that much care and give so much back in return. The first and most critical thing to remember is that Lavender plants need to be planted in a good location for maximum growth and flowering. This means full sun for at least 6 hours or more.
The second is that they need the proper soil conditions in regard to excellent drainage and the PH of the planting location. Those plants grown in containers will need the appropriate potting mix to ensure growing success.
The plants also need a little extra care by way of keeping weeds away so there is no other plant competition for water and soil nutrients.
All of the points listed above are pretty easy. The next to address is water. More people kill Lavender by way of too much water than by not following any of the other above points.
Roots will rot if left too wet for a long period of time. Foliage will develop mildew and fungus. Lavender does need a good drink when exposed to hot conditions but foliage should have time to evaporate any water residue before nightfall. Water at soil level rather than soaking the whole plant.
Occasionally, you will need to prune your Lavender plant to help keep it's shape, encourage new growth and repeat blooming.
For those of you desiring to make crafts or distill Lavender Essential Oil there is also the flower harvesting you will need to do.
Remember this information and you will know how to maintain your Lavender plants for years to come and how to care for Lavender.