Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and Perennial Basil

Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and perennial Basil
Lavender, rosemary, perennial basil and other woody herbal shrubs will stay compact and produce more flowers when you prune them at least twice a year, once just before spring and the second time during mid-summer. This week, with the moon waning, is the ideal time to do some pruning as the sap in the plant is moving down to the roots and will minimize rot and die back.
Only prune back to semi-hardwood to ensure new growth. If you prune back into the hardwood then the new growth will be disappointing. You can expect your lavenders to give you a beautiful display of flowers again at the beginning of autumn going through winter.

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