First timer here. Please help with my lavender(w/ pics)
I just moved into an apartment in Phoenix, AZ when I decided to plant lavender. I did some research beforehand to find out they are a plant that thrives in crappy conditions, such as the ones here in Phoenix. I also realize it was a bit too late to be planting them but I thought it would be ok.
My backyard is full of rocks, dirt, gravel and when you dig deep it almost seems as if there's a layer of concrete (clay?)
It faces the south and in these months there is nothing but sun and heat back there with very little shade.
When my husband planted them (he was trying to surprise me), he planted them in the soil the plants were bought in, with some kind of Miracle Grow soil (even though I did tell him that lavender don't need or like rich soil).
I watered them there and then made sure to check the following day before I watered again (I stuck my finger in the dirt). However, they are looking even worse today and I am sad.
Is there anything I can do to fix this?