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It's a risky business transplanting large shrubs, i have a few tips and tell our story along the way. Transplanting Mature Lavender Grosso: A Flourishing Journey Hello, fellow lavender enthusiasts! Kay Saarinen here, and today, we embark on a journey to successfully transplant mature Lavender Grosso. Transplanting lavender can be an exhilarating yet delicate task, so let's dive in and explore some essential tips to ensure a flourishing transition.

1. The Beauty of Lavender Grosso Lavender Grosso, known scientifically as Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso,' is a stunning lavender variety celebrated for its robust growth, captivating fragrance, and beautiful purple blooms. This hardy and versatile lavender species is a perfect addition to any garden, landscape, or even a sustainable skincare farm like ours.

2. Picking the Right Time Timing is crucial when transplanting mature Lavender Grosso. Aim to undertake this endeavor during its dormant period in winter. Transplanting during the cooler months allows the lavender to focus its energy on root establishment, leading to a healthier and more resilient plant.

3. Preparing the New Site Before digging up your mature Lavender Grosso, prepare the new planting site with care. Choose a location that receives ample sunlight and has well-draining soil. Lavender prefers a slightly alkaline to neutral soil pH, so it's essential to check and adjust if necessary. Clear the area of weeds and debris, ensuring a clean and welcoming space for the lavender to thrive.

4. Gearing Up for Transplanting To successfully transplant your mature Lavender Grosso, gather the necessary tools, including a sharp shovel or spade, a bucket of water, and a healthy dose of patience. Avoid transplanting on windy or excessively hot days to reduce stress on the plant.

5. Gently Unearthing Lavender Grosso Carefully dig around the lavender plant, creating a wide and shallow root ball. Be cautious not to damage the roots during the process. Once you've loosened the soil around the plant, gently lift the lavender from the ground, ensuring the root system remains intact.

6. Planting with Love Place the lavender plant into its new home, making sure it sits at the same level it was previously planted. Fill the surrounding area with soil, patting it down gently to eliminate air pockets. Water the lavender immediately after transplanting to settle the soil around the roots.

7. Tender Care and Post-Transplanting Tips Transplanting can be stressful for any plant, so provide your Lavender Grosso with some extra care in the initial weeks. Regularly water the lavender, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Avoid fertilizing immediately after transplanting to allow the plant to establish its root system first.

8. Pruning and Deadheading Pruning is an essential aspect of transplanting mature Lavender Grosso. Trim back about one-third of the plant's growth to reduce stress and encourage new growth. Deadhead faded flowers to promote continuous blooming and ensure a steady supply of aromatic blooms.

A Flourishing Journey Awaits! Transplanting mature Lavender Grosso can be a rewarding experience when approached with care and attention. By selecting the right time, preparing the new site, and providing tender care post-transplanting, your lavender will have the best chance of thriving in its new home. As the lavender continues to flourish and fill the air with its delightful fragrance, you'll be rewarded with a garden or landscape that exudes beauty, charm, and tranquility. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your tools, and embark on this flourishing journey with your beloved Lavender Grosso. Happy gardening!

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