Lavender plants

Lavender plants are very beautiful, as they give birth to very beautiful flowers with great aroma and when they are planted in a garden, they change the beauty of the place completely. They are quite easy to grow, and given their advantages, every household gardener should have at least one lavender plant in their garden. You just need to grow and then maintain this plant and you don’t have to know much about the in depth gardening things. Planting lavender plants for sale is quite easy and simple.

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A Guide to Lavender : Pruning Lavender

Lavenders require warm conditions to grow. So choose a spot in your garden where the sun shines the most. But be careful not to choose a spot too open, as winds will blow away the lavender plants, which are quite tender and strong winds will damage it. Then make sure that the soil that you are planning on planting the lavender on, has a good drainage system. If it does not have a good drainage, then don’t worry there are ways in which you can fix this. You have to keep in mind that as the lavender is an herb which comes from the Middle East, it does not like moisture too much. So you have to be aware that there is a good drainage on your soil. The soil be very light for the lavender to be at its best. There are a number of ways in which you increase a soil’s drainage. Just remove the top soil and then mix some bricks, sand and other things and add them as the new top soil. For the exact composition of the substances, refer to local nursery store. You can also plant your lavenders on a raises bed, in this way you will have enough options to increase the soils drainage.

Lavender plants

Lavender plants

You have to buy good quality lavender seeds. You have two ways in which you can buy these seeds. One, you can either go to your nearest nursery store and buy a pack of seeds from a reputable brand or you can go online, and then research for a bit and find the best online store to buy seeds from. You will have a very big amount of types of seeds to choose from. So you can take your time and buy the type of lavender seeds that you like most. I prefer buying seeds online, because of the over whelming number of choices you can make. Next after you have chosen the seed of your liking, refer to the packaging instructions. You will get a number of different instructions for planting your seeds. Look for the pH of the soil that is required to plant the lavender. Then measure the pH of your soil and see the difference. Make adjustments to your soil and level it with the pH that is required for the plants to grow. You can both increase and decrease the pH of your soil depending on the requirements.

But I would not recommend you to plant lavenders from seeds. They are extremely high maintenance to grow from seeds and they also take a lot of time to germinate. They also require constant care during the process of germination. There are many different types of lavender plants for sale that are available to you for planting at your home. It depends on the conditions and climate of your area for them to flourish or wither away. Ask the store from which you buy the lavender plants for sale from state the conditions that are required and make changes to your garden’s conditions accordingly. Then after you have bought the lavender, dig a hole in the soil, not too big just big enough to hold the roots of the plant. Lavender grow better when they have fight for space. SO a small hole should do fine. You can also choose a pot or a container to hold the lavender. Then you have to prepare the soil by adding fertilizers and then adding substances to control the soil’s ph. You should add compost and other organic things to increase the nutrition content in the soil. Then water the lavender in pot so that its roots receive some moisture and then move it from the pot from the nursery store to the soil in your garden. You can also cut the lavender in a shape that you like. This will cause a gentle circulation of water and the will prevent the center stem from becoming too woody or strong. Now when you pick up the lavender from the pot, be sure that you remove all the dirt from the soil in the roots. Unwanted soil stuck with the roots will hamper your lavender’s growth in some way. So it’s best not to take any risks. Then place it in the hole of the soil that you dug earlier. Then after you have placed the lavender, gently add some more soil to keep the stem of the lavender in place. If you planning on planting more than one lavender plants, then you should always keep some distance between them. This will allow both the lavender plants for sale some space to grow.