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Best Live Garden Pathways. Clover & Grass Mix? Please. link me to Information  RSS feed

 
Gail Moore
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Howdy and thank you for taking time to read this...

We live in SW Virginia, not sure if this is zone 6 or 7, with all the Global Wierding going on.

Anyhoo.

Please link me to any other significant threads about this...OR add something here.

I just 'weeded' our garden pathways, removing 99% crabgrass, and leaving less than 1% amount of white dutch clover and red clover.

We have plenty of White Dutch and Red Clover seed.

Is there any grass which does well mixed with clover in this area?

Now that I've read a bit of other threads, I will contact our local Extension office.

In case anyone has good ideas, FEEL FREE TO SHARE!
THANK you
 
Bryant RedHawk
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Irish moss or Scottish moss will work well with clover, it is also heavy foot traffic durable, pretty low maintenance and is very soft on bare feet.
 
Jami McBride
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There is also creeping thyme, which can work out well in various situations.

You may want to get some seed and do your own little experiment to find what you like best.

Have a look -
Ground Cover you can walk on
 
Gail Moore
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Thank you for these wonderful ideas.

I REALLY appreciate ideas for a pathway I would not need to mow, and which are soft for bare feet =)

Keep 'em coming, if other folks have ideas, too.

THANKS.
 
Cristo Balete
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Yerba Buena, Satureja douglasii, is a great mint plant that is drought tolerant and survives down to 5 degrees F. It's getting a lot of press lately as a lawn substitute. I was out working on the barbed wire fences, suddenly smelled this great mint smell, and there is was, volunteering in partial shade where there was some moisture in the ground. 50/50 sun/shade if it's not too hot.

http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/622--satureja-douglasii
 
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