Should I water lavender daily?
Lavender is drought-tolerant, which means mature plants don't need to be watered all the time like your other garden plants. Too much water can leave them susceptible to root rot and fungal disease. Young, newly planted lavender does need regular watering until established (either by irrigation or adequate rainfall).
Does lavender need a lot of sun?
Lavenders demand full sun, although afternoon shade may be appreciated in the hottest climates. Plants are very drought resistant once established, but will flower better if not allowed to dry out.
How do you tell if you are over watering or under watering?
When plants have too little water, leaves turn brown and wilt. This also occurs when plants have too much water. The biggest difference between the two is that too little water will result in your plant's leaves feeling dry and crispy to the touch while too much water results in soft and limp leaves.
What conditions does lavender like?
It also grows well in containers. Lavender is a Mediterranean plant (in needs if not always in geographic origin) and needs lots of sun and fast-draining soil. It will not survive long in shady, damp or extremely cold conditions. It prefers poor, dry or moderately fertile soil, including chalky and alkaline soils.
How many times a year does lavender bloom?
It thrives in USDA zones 8 through 9. In areas with mild summers and winters, it may bloom up to three times – in early May, June and late summer or early fall, says Gardenia. Blossom colors range from the white 'Ballerina' to violet-blue 'Regal Splendour' to dark purple 'Fathead. '
Why is my lavender not blooming?
Your lavender is in the wrong spot in the garden. Lavender originates in the sunny Mediterranean and needs at least six hours a day of sunlight to produce its fragrant blooms. Don't plant your lavender under a tree – it will not flower. A very windy location is also not great, as lavender is used to still, hot summers.
Do fleas like lavender?
The scent of lavender oil naturally repels fleas and ticks, making it unlikely that any will burrow into your animal's fur.
Does the smell of lavender hurt dogs?
While pet parents should avoid using the majority of essential oils, a few are safe for pets if used appropriately. For example, lavender (when used sparingly and in the proper concentration) is probably the safest essential oil for both dogs and cats.