Flagstone Groundcover Dilemma

pugsgarden(Sacramento 14)May 4, 2006

We just laid a flagstone walkway with sand in between the stones and want to plant a groundcover to spread and stablize it a bit. The problem is that half of the walkway is in total shade, under the eaves of the house, and the other half gets morning and afternoon (up until 2:00 p.m.) sun. Is there a groundcover that will do well in this situation? I want something that won't have to be watered constantly. I was thinking about a creeping thyme or Irish moss, but not sure if the Irish moss can take the sun. We're in zone 9 (Sunset zone 14) - Sacramento, California. Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated!

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I am trying thyme, but last year some of it got a fungus, and killed part of it off. But it is coming back. I am also trying a mini mint, Corsica Mint, just put it in last week. It should work well, given it is in the mint family.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 1:23PM
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