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errol

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ok I will be finishing the tobacco stick fence up end of week. Now I need some advise from any of you because I know most all of you have years of garden experience over me! I started building garden paths today. right now I just laid the pavers on the grass untill a few days later I will dig down and set the pavers so I can mow over them. What I want is a perennial, something that grows very low, something perhaps with color (tiny flowers) something that will also perhaps stay green all yr maybe. any suggestions please? here are some pictures so far..

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RonsGarden

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Hmmm!!
Creeping Thyme would work. There are several species that stay low and are easily kept short by mowing them! You can even use them as a grass substitute!
Right now I'm starting cuttings from a Wooly Thyme I will be planting them out on the lawn where I have problems growing grass!
Here's some photos of my Creeping Thyme I started decades ago and have now spread to cover a large area where grass would not grow! A few other patches have poppe dup in other areas of the lawns and I'm going to encourage and help it spread out. It also suppresses weed growth so it is a bonus, as is the fact that Thyme is evergreen, and stays green during periods of drought!
A mix with Wooly Thyme (furry grey green) would be a nice blend!
I only mow the Thyme every couple of weeks, so it saves me time<---pun intended!
 

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errol

New Member
Creeping Thyme sounds like what I would need! I guess it would spread fast and take hold. I think I would want it started on both edges and just let it grow between thepavers. thanks alot for your input! Sometimes I see plants in other peoples garden that I like but dont know the name. So I try looking it up on the internet. thanks again to Ronsgarden!!
 

Crabbergirl

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Creeping mint also will grow fast, and has tiny white and purple flowers. If you would like some let me know. Almost my entire yard is mint and I will be happy to share.;)
 

RonsGarden

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Staff member
I forgot to mention that I also have Greek Oregano, in another area of the lawn that escaped from the neglected gardens!
When I rebuilt the rock garden, last year, I exterminated it, and this year I'm still finding seedlings popping up, but are easily pulled out!
Both smell wonderful when I walk on it, even stronger when I mow it!
The oregano is more aggressive then the Creeping Thyme once it become established in the lawn!!
Both are very drought tolerant!
 


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