|Planted Garden Path|
Garden paths are very welcoming and they help to guide visitors through your gardens.
Garden paths can be created from any material; including mulch, pebbles, brick, formal pavers… the list goes on and on.
Using pavers or brick will add a hard and more formal feel to the garden.
If you like the idea of using pavers, but want a more relaxed, softer look, try creating a plantable garden path.
|Irish Moss to plant between the blocks|
|Irish Moss planted in path|
The added bonus of creating this type of path is that you won’t have to worry about getting your pavers lined up and perfectly level.
You’ll want to leave space between the pavers to allow room for planting.
I wanted a “broken path” look to my path, that’s why there are large open spaces.
You don’t need that much room between the pavers, an inch or two will be fine.
|Filling dirt in the cracks around the moss|
For plants, you’ll want to use a low growing ground cover.
Be sure to choose a type of plant that will handle light foot traffic
Stay away from ground covers that have an aggressive growth habit, those will end up overtaking the stones.
For my path, I chose to use creeping thyme and irish moss to fill in the larger spaces.
I also added some naturally occuring moss in the smaller cracks and crevices, I hope it will take them over!
I just planted my garden path recently, so it looks a little sparse right now. In another year or two, the cracks and open block areas will be filled in with green.
If you want a fuller path now, you can add more plants to make it as full as you want.
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