How do you plant lavender?


Quick Answer

To plant lavender, choose the location and add mulch and compost. Till the soil, dig root holes, transplant the lavender, cover the roots, and water the lavender. This process takes several weeks and requires compost, mulch, a tiller, a shovel and water.

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  1. Choose the location

    Select the planting location. Choose a sunny place with excellent drainage.

  2. Mulch and till the soil

    Pour a 1-inch layer of mulch over the ground, and spread compost over it. Till the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. Turn the soil over with the tiller until the mulch and compost are evenly distributed.

  3. Dig root holes

    Dig a hole for each lavender plant. Make the holes slightly larger than the root balls, and space them 2 feet apart. If you are planting rows of lavender, separate the rows by 3 feet.

  4. Transplant the lavender

    Set the lavender plants in the root holes. Fill the holes with soil until the root balls are covered and the soil at the base of the plants is level with the surrounding ground.

  5. Water the plants

    Water the plants once or twice a week, and monitor them closely. Keep watering the plants frequently until they display significant new growth.

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