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How To Plant Lavender In Georgia

  1. Be sure your soil pH is 6.5 - 7.5. You can make it more sweeter by adding lime to your soil, since Georgia is more of an acid pH. This will take time to adjust, so be sure to add in winter or late fall for Spring planting.
  2. Add to our clay soil -  a natural compost to help aerate the soil, so the roots can move out. Then till into soil well and about 12 inchs deep.
  3. Mound your soil and add weed barrier if you don't want to weed as much. Do not use wood mulch as it dends to retain moisture.

Now your plant is ready to be planted!


  1. Dig a hole that is twice as big as your root ball.
  2. Add about a tablespoon of bone meal to the bottom of the hole.
  3. Add in your planting mix to hole, so the plant does not all its roots to come in contact with the bone meal.
  4. Add your plant to the hole making sure you split the roots at the base.
  5. Fill in with more planting mix.
*Remember that lavender does not like fertilizer!

Water your baby plants ever few days, but do not over or under water plant. Once your plant is mature, we water thoroughly and then let it dry out, then water thoroughly again and let it dry out. If it rains - skip watering.

The first year be sure to nip off any flowering buds before they bloom. This will allow your roots to grow better and your plant to become establshed. You should have more blooms the second year by doing this.

Winterize - be sure to always cover the Spanish variety of lavender. The others will need to be covered if your temeperature goes below 9 degrees F.