This is going to be my first gardening venture ever , so please excuse the rookie nature of this question.
I'm going to put in some lavender as an anniversary gift for my wife. She likes it and I think it's a hardy enough plant to survive my initial efforts.
I've read a bunch of directions/suggestions from various sources . I'm in zone 7a. I took notes, I'm pretty sure I'll be prepared to deal with my soil type, Ph, moisture, etc.
I haven't finally decided which variety I'm going to plant, but there's a lavender farm not too far from me in PA that does well with Grosso, so I'm leaning that direction.
Anyway, here's why I posted: When I first till/cultivate the area to prepare it, should I cut out all the sod first, or just till it under?
It seems to me that I should cut the sod out, but nothing I read says that explicitly.
Is that implied and I just didn't get the implication?