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Q.How To Make Well Drained Soil?

Zone PR 4 5DE | Anonymous added on June 10, 2021 | Answered

We have bought some lavender augustifolia hidcote plants and it suggests planting them in well-drained soil. We have prepared a border with soil conditioning compost and turned it over, it’s quite cloudy and wondered how to improve it further ready for the lavender, don’t know whether it’s acidic or alkaline, please help, thanks.

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Answered on June 18, 2021

You can get your soil tested and it will give you the pH level and what nutrients need help.
Also, lavender needs soil similar to cactus and succulent soil. They need a dry, sunny disposition. I would add sand to your mix. At least 25 percent.


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