Dying Lavender - please help

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  1. soriold

    soriold New Seed

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    Hello,

    We live in Los Angeles and planted many lavender plants. Most of them seem to be doing ok but I think some might have gotten too much water at one point (e.g., from the lawn sprinklers). We are thinking to change out the drip heads to ones that emit less water.

    However, I was wondering if I should prune them/cut off the dead pieces or if this is not recommended with lavender. Lavender seems very sensitive and my wife and I are always nervous when watering, etc.

    Tank you very much in advance!

    Stefan

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  3. mart

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    If water hits the flowers and the weather is very hot it can discolor them. The greenery will recover pretty quickly if it dries a bit. Lavender can take it a bit on the dry side. I would check the soil before watering, if its moist, leave it be. I would go ahead and cut and use the flowers that are discolored and I think they will rebloom. After all commercial growers cut their flowers in order to sell them.
     

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