Landscaping is a great way to organise your garden. It helps to separate different sections of your garden and to create an oasis that suits different needs of different foliage. Lavender is a great plant to use in landscaping. Here are some easy ways to incorporate lavender into your garden.


Start by selecting the location to plant your lavender

Make sure the spot you choose has everything your lavender needs to thrive. Lavender needs sufficient sun and soil that is well-drained in order to be at its best. Choose a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of sunlight and that drains well. Soil is a major factor, and poor drainage could lead to root rot if you’re not careful.


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Prepare the soil

As previously mentioned, root rot could be a potential problem. Make sure you use soil that is sandy or gravel to ensure slight PH levels. Compost or sand could potentially help with the drainage if you’re having trouble,



Mulching could help to retain moisture in the soil, suppress the growth of weeds and also help with the temperature of the soil, particularly in winter. Straw or wood chips are the organic way to help add nutrients to the soil as it decomposes. 


Water lavender well

While lavender may be drought-resistant once it is established, newly planted lavender needs consistent watering in order to develop a strong root system. Water your lavender deeply but infrequently and make sure it dries out completely in between your watering schedule to prevent root rot.


Prune your lavender

Pruning is necessary to maintain its shape. Remove any spent lavender and trim about one-third of the growth.


Lavender is a great companion

Make sure you diversify your garden. Lavender is a great companion to roses, salvia and grass. Make sure that you create a visually appealing garden set-up and that you use lavender to considerably separate different types of plants. 




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