This herb, in the right environment is a long lived, easy keeping plant. It doesn’t like much fuss, rich soil, compost or mulch. It loves an arid, dry climate, sandy well-drained soil and have heard it described as liking to be neglected.
When we considered, lavender as a contribution to our farm we loved the fact it didn’t need to be sprayed for bugs, in fact its oil is used in bug repellants.
We have strived to be a chemical free farm and work with Nature, not against her.
In fact, we do have a sandy soil, full sun with lots of airflow and thought it would be perfect. Their greatest demise is root rot. Well, the fact we are flat and the last 2-3 years have been unusually wet, and having continual wet feet, we have had to pull all our plants and start over.