How To Plant and Care For Your Lavender - Part 1

When most people think of lavender, they think of luxurious fields growing in the south of France, not the Bluegrass. However, lavender can be grown and enjoyed in Kentucky! It just requires a little more TLC. There is more to soil prep than just digging a hole and adding water. Lavender is a perennial shrub that is native to Mediterranean climates. That means it likes to be hot and dry!

The first step is to find a spot in your yard that drains well and gets a lot of sunlight. The top of a hill or slope where water would drain off is better than the bottom where water will accumulate. Dig a hole 2-3 times the size of the root ball and mix 2 cups of rocks in the soil to create good dr