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alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

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For the ditch? Ground cover plants such as Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.

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Easy-to-grow from Snow in Summer ground cover seeds, this perennial is a great herbaceous ground cover plant which is low-growing, creeping, very dense and mat-like, and 6 - 10 inches tall by 12 - 24 inches wide. Although it tolerates no foot traffic, Snow in Summer performs well as a general flowering ground cover plant.

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The very tiny Irish Moss seeds create a moss-like, emerald-green foliage that forms a compact 1 - 2 inch tall carpet. Sagina Subulata ground cover is excellent for planting between flagstones. Grown as a lawn substitute, it creates the effect of a moss-covered meadow. Irish Moss is very soft to walk on barefoot, and it has a slightly spongy feel to it.

Creeping Thyme ground cover, 1000 seeds, fragrant herb, pink blooms, perennial zones 4 to 9, sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum

Creeping Thyme ground cover, 1000 seeds, fragrant herb, perennial zones 4 to 9, sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum

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A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme

A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme- can be a super squishy lawn (max 3" high) that helps repel mosquitos

7 Herbs that Grow in Water

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HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

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