remi willis wrote: mulch with small river rocks
remi willis wrote: i almost went with cardboard but red clover sounds way better
Matu Collins wrote: a mowable clover path...the width of my reel mower
Leila Rich wrote:
I wouldn't use red clover as it grows pretty tall.
I second using white clover, also known as Dutch and New Zealand.
C. Kirkley wrote:Some good ideas here.
I will be in need of something for the same purpose soon. We have a type of short leaved grass here. I was considering making that my walkway using a root barrier of some sort. It could even be boards placed on edge, dug in about 5-6 inches. The grass never gets over 6 inches tall and neither do the seed heads, so no mowing is required. It also pulls very easily.
That may also be an option for you in your area.
Adam Klaus wrote:There are several reasons I prefer red over white, again just my experience here-
-white spreads by rhizomes and will slowly but persistently creep into your beds.
-red grows much deeper taproots, which improve the soil more substantially than white.
-red may grow taller, but it is very easy to cut with a sickle or weed wacker, and the taller habit makes the seedheads easier to cut off.
-white goes to seed more rapidly, and being lower growing, it is difficult to cut low enough to chop off the seedheads.
Again, both are great, and I have both in different places, but all in all, I give the nod to red clover for paths between hugels. YMMV.
Adam Klaus wrote:
Make your paths worm beds!
You walk on the plywood