Pruning lavender

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Lavender is a common plant that gives off a pleasant scent when it flowers. It does need pruning to ensure it continues to flower properly and does not lignify.

For optimal results, you should prune lavender twice a year – once in the spring and once at the end of the summer. If you take good care of your lavender, it can live for up to 5 years.

  1. What tool do you need to prune lavender?

    The easy way to prune lavender is with a manual hedge cutter or secateurs with a parrot beak. Do make sure the blades are sharp to make it easier for you.
  2. How should you prune lavender?

    Prune back lavender in the spring into a nice compact ball. Make sure there are green leaves at the end of the branches. This is where the new flowers are produced. At the end of the summer, you just have to cut off the dead heads and stalks. That ensures your lavender is ready for the winter.

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