Herbs are fairly easy to please, after all, most of them grow vigorously in the wild and some may even be classed as wildflowers or weeds. You will find that the majority need little more than a sunny situation and a free-draining soil. There are exceptions of course: herbs such as bogbean grow naturally beside ponds and streams, while woodland plants, such as woodruff, prefer shade; these are useful for those difficult spots in the garden. It does pay to find out which conditions your herbs prefer and then to accommodate them as closely as possible this way your plants are more likely to flourish and produce the healthiest, best-looking results.
If your soil is dry, fork over base of planting hole adding a good scattering of compost, leaf mould or similar material. Water the hole thoroughly before planting. Firm plant into hole, tuck in soil around up to original soil level, and press firmly but gently.