Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden.

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden.

Blue Oat Grass, Ceanothus, Galliardia, Heliotrichon Sempervirens, Iris Siberica, Miscanthus Gracillimus, Thymus Serpyllum

Blue Oat Grass, Ceanothus, Galliardia, Heliotrichon Sempervirens, Iris Siberica, Miscanthus Gracillimus, Thymus Serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum  - Creeping Thyme  - Ground Cover

Thymus serpyllum Seeds - Creeping Thyme Seeds - Ground Cover

Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'  Elfin Thyme groundcover that likes being stepped on.

Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' Elfin Thyme groundcover that likes being stepped on.

Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all – utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than ½ a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all – utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than ½ a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

Stepping stones with creeping thyme - path to swing set. Big stones pretty close together.

Stepping stones with creeping thyme - path to swing set. Big stones pretty close together.

Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum 'Magic Carpet') hardy drought tolerant perennial, pink lemon-scented blooms all summer, 2-4 inches tall. by Marie Hartell Markowski

Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum 'Magic Carpet') hardy drought tolerant perennial, pink lemon-scented blooms all summer, 2-4 inches tall. by Marie Hartell Markowski

Red Creeping Thyme, Groundcover For Dry, Full-Sun Areas    Red creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum coccineus ) is a heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant ground cover that grows in zones 3 to 9. It likes full sun and grows close to the ground at only two to four-inches tall. It's deer-resistant, too.

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Red Creeping Thyme, Groundcover For Dry, Full-Sun Areas Red creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum coccineus ) is a heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant ground cover that grows in zones 3 to 9. It likes full sun and grows close to the ground at only two to four-inches tall. It's deer-resistant, too.

Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) forms evergreen cushions that spread rapidly and are smothered in flowers in summer. Its tiny leaves contain a rich, fragrant essential oil. This ground cover plant fills the air with a herbal scent. Fast growing, resistant, requires little care

Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) forms evergreen cushions that spread rapidly and are smothered in flowers in summer. Its tiny leaves contain a rich, fragrant essential oil. This ground cover plant fills the air with a herbal scent. Fast growing, resistant, requires little care

Thymus serpyllum Elfin Thyme   Plant Height: 1/8" - 1/4"   This miniature thyme forms a tight solid mat of gray/green foliage that is a perect choice for a lawn replacement. Gorgeous when in bloom with light pink flowers in summer. Creates a versatile groundcover that will cover dry slopes, fill in between stepping stones or creep over a rock. This plant needs sharp drainage to succeed. Over watering will impair growth. Very drought tolerant.

These Plants Like to Be Walked On

Thymus serpyllum Elfin Thyme Plant Height: 1/8" - 1/4" This miniature thyme forms a tight solid mat of gray/green foliage that is a perect choice for a lawn replacement. Gorgeous when in bloom with light pink flowers in summer. Creates a versatile groundcover that will cover dry slopes, fill in between stepping stones or creep over a rock. This plant needs sharp drainage to succeed. Over watering will impair growth. Very drought tolerant.

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, 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 sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum

Elfin Thyme is easy to grow in the right conditions. It grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil and full sun. A little shade is okay.  Elfin forms a dense mat making it an excellent selection as a groundcover.  It is also ideal for planting between the gaps of stepping or paving stones.

Elfin Thyme is easy to grow in the right conditions. It grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil and full sun. A little shade is okay. Elfin forms a dense mat making it an excellent selection as a groundcover. It is also ideal for planting between the gaps of stepping or paving stones.

Heirloom 500 Seeds Herb Thymus Serpyllum Creeping Thyme ground cover Pink Purple Chintz Herbs Garden Flower Bulk Seeds S114

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

Heirloom 500 Seeds Herb Thymus Serpyllum Creeping Thyme ground cover Pink Purple Chintz Herbs Garden Flower Bulk Seeds S114

thymus serpyllum "elfin" thyme  good for lawn replacement, and has pretty flowers when in bloom.

thymus serpyllum "elfin" thyme good for lawn replacement, and has pretty flowers when in bloom.

Scharlachroter Feld-Thymian 'Coccineus' - Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

Scharlachroter Feld-Thymian 'Coccineus' - Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

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