Fertilizer For Lavender: When To Feed Lavender?
Lavender is one of the most popular flowers in springtime. There are many reasons why it’s so attractive. One of them is its aroma, which makes it very pleasant to smell. Another reason is its color, which gives off a lovely pinkish-purple hue when blooming. And lastly, there are several other reasons why it’s so appealing. But these aren’t the only things that make lavender such a beautiful flower.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about lavender is its scent. It’s not just any kind of floral perfume either; it’s a fragrant one with a unique flavor. So if you’re planning to grow lavender, then you need to give it some attention.
Another reason why lavender is so attractive is because of its beauty. It’s not just a pretty flower like all the others that are out there, but rather it’s a beautiful one too! You don’t have to go far from your home or even outside of town to see this fact.
Just look at how gorgeous it looks in nature! There are certain types of lavender that only grow in mountainous areas; hence, making it a gorgeous sight to see. Those who live in areas where these types of lavender grow can appreciate this visual delight on a daily basis.
You’ll also have the chance to enjoy this flower’s beauty if you plan on growing it yourself. In fact, your own lavender plant will look even more beautiful and attractive than the ones you see outside! The only thing is you have to put in the work and take care of the plant on a regular basis for it to grow and stay healthy.
If you do this, then you’ll be able to enjoy its beauty on a daily basis as well.
How to Fertilize Lavender: What are NPK Numbers?
One of the most important things that you need to know about how to care for lavender is how to fertilize it. The easiest way to do this is to buy some bags of fertilizer with a NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) ratio of about 5-5-5. If you want to be more precise with the numbers, then get one with a ratio of about 10-20-20. This translates to 10% nitrogen, 20% phosphorus, and 20% potassium.
If you want to be even more precise, then buy a bag of fertilizer with an N-P-K ratio of about 30-10-10. Again, the higher the first number is in this sequence, the more nitrogen the fertilizer will have; the higher the second number is, the more phosphorus; and the higher the third number is, the more potassium it contains. You can also get organic fertilizer if you want to be really precise.
To apply the fertilizer, you should do it after every 20 minutes of watering. Put about a tablespoon of it in a circle around the base of the plant after it has fully drained from being watered. Spread this circle out as far as the drip line of your plant, which is the farthest point where water droplets fall to the ground when you water it.
With this information on how to care for your flowers, you don’t have to get a degree in horticulture to grow lavender. In fact, all it takes is a little research on soil and fertilizer types, as well as the amount of sunlight that lavender needs per day.
You can do some more research online as well to see if there are any other helpful tips on how to grow these types of flowers.
Sources & references used in this article:
English Lavender in the Garden by K Crummitt, D Drost – digitalcommons.usu.edu
English Lavender in the Garden by D Drost, K Cummit – 2020 – digitalcommons.usu.edu
6 The retail lavender nursery by R Kourik – 1998 – Chronicle Books