DIY gardening of French lavender plants

Excellent growing conditions Characteristically Lavender can be planted in sandy or alkaline rich soil. If soil is damp, try to drain the soil first.

Dampness is one of the leading causes of wilting in French lavender plants especially when the roots are wet. Too much humidity can also cause dampness which is why French lavender plants should be planted in a sunny location in the garden. Putting some manure in sandy soil can greatly help the plants too. When planting the lavender, make sure they have approriate space in between them so they can grow very well. Preferably, French lavender plants should be spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. If your place experience harsh winter conditions, plant the lavender in pots so you can take them inside the house or a greenhouse to protect them from the wind and cold.

Pruning and Pests First of all, pruning must be done on an annual basis since too much pruning can harm the plant regardless if it’s young or old.

The most suitable season to prune the plants is during summertime so re-growth can still happen. If your schedule happens to be near the fall season, make sure you do that before the first frost appears. Extra considerations must be made when pruning older lavender plants since they are very sensitive and could easily die. French lavender is also susceptible to pests like aphids and cochineals. The most ideal solution to get rid of this is by swabbing the leaves with cotton buds dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Lastly, water the plants using one or two buckets once a week since French lavender plants do not need much water. Indeed, taking care of French lavender plants is really simple and hassle-free.