The most important factor in growing Lavender successfully is good drainage. Soggy areas should be avoided. Incorporate organic matter if necessary to make a loose soil with easy drainage. Lavender plants cannot compete with aggressive weeds, so ensure your chosen spot is weed free. Leave plenty of room between plants for air circulation. Lavender does not like overhead sprinklers and can rot if they get too much water. Water them only when the bed is dry to a depth of 3 or 4 inches. Do not mulch lavender! It holds too much moisture. Plants should be pruned every year immediately after bloom to extend their life. Lavender flower wand stems are a bright green and Lavender leaves are gray. Cut back not only the flower stem, but also about a third of the gray-leaved stems as well. Avoid pruning back so far that only woody stems with no leaves are showing.
In a recent study by Wesleyan University, it was found that lavender increased the amount of time that subjects spent in deep sleep, the restorative phase of sleep. What are some practical ways to use lavender to enhance your sleep? Well, try tucking a lavender sachet under your pillow. Spray your bedroom with alight fragrance containing lavender a few minutes before bedtime. A few drops of lavender oil added to the rinse water when washing your bedding. Sleep tight!
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