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Should you prune lavender in spring: care tips

Pruning lavender in spring. Source: Created with the help of AI

Lavender is not just a beautiful flower with a delicate aroma but also a multifunctional plant used in various fields. Its lush flowering pleases the eye, and its unique aroma will not leave anyone indifferent.

However, for lavender to grow lush and bloom profusely, proper care, especially in spring, should be followed. The Window magazine told us how to take care of this plant and whether it needs to be pruned.

After winter and cold weather, lavender bushes remain completely defenseless and unsightly, so you need to take care of them. Although spring plant care does not involve a lot of complicated and tedious procedures, it certainly affects the further development of the plant.

Pruning

Pruning is the most important stage of lavender care. If you skip it even once, the bush will be inattractive with bare lower branches.

However, it is important to remember that only those plants that are older than two years should be pruned. Then you need to remove all dry and damaged branches and shorten the length of the bush to a third of the total height.

Should you prune lavender in spring: care tips

Fertilizing

You can safely fertilize your lavender with potash fertilizer. In spring, you can also use nitrogen fertilizer as it will stimulate the growth of green mass.

Watering

As the temperature rises, you should increase watering. In addition, do not forget to loosen the soil between the plants and remove weeds after each rain,

In the future, you can cover the open soil near the lavender with a layer of peat to reduce the area of weeds.

Hilling

Some gardeners also hill their lavender bushes high to promote their rapid development. In this way, you can promote the formation of new shoots on old branches and adjust the shape of the plant.

Should you prune lavender in spring: care tips

Caring indoors

You don't have to have a summer huse to grow lavender. You can do it at home, but then you should remember to water the plant 2-3 times a week and keep the pot in a moderately lit place.

Indoor lavender, like street lavender, needs to be fed with fertilizers too.

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