The Best Plants to Grow Between Stepping Stones & Pavers from Wilson Bros Gardens. That is a great idea, I will try to update soon with Latin names!In the meantime, if there is one you are interested in, Google the common name and you should have no trouble finding them! Once these stepable plants grow in, all it takes is a little haircut with some garden scissors to keep the stepping stones uncovered. Our summers are dry and HOT, what do you recommend. Reseal your pavers every fall or spring before it starts raining a lot and you won't see any grass or weeds popping up between the pavers. 15 Gardening Gift Ideas (You’ll Want For Yourself)! We are southeast Washington and I am intrigued with the thought of using Irish or scotch moss on our north side but assumed we didn’t get enough moisture to sustain it. There are several options, and luckily, thyme is a really easy going plant and will thrive no matter what, as long as you follow these tips. You use names common to the US and these are not known to us in Europe . Planted around garden paths, as an alternative to lawn for a light traffic yard or as erosion control, these are our favorite “stepables”. Creeping Thyme is a short, drought resistant plant that flowers in early-mid summer. It will be beautiful. Rather, they are a ground cover plant that has delicate white flowers in spring, and grows less than one inch tall. This is probably a dumb question, but how do you go about planting it? Photo by ‘Stepables‘. Hardiness: A plant that grows between pavers should be tough and durable to withstand occasional trampling by foot or paw. What’s the best method to planting? Will you be removing it afterward, or are you hoping to add soil over the top of the cardboard? The problem is I have a bunch of trees that lose all their leaves in the fall and the whole backyard is covered. USDA zones 3 to 9. They are also referred to as stepping stones. Our back yard is shaded in the summer by a huge oak tree and we do get below freezing in the winter. Does that mean number down or location down since higher numbers are down South. Will the ground cover work in sun? Here are 16 plants … Good point, but it also depends on where you live… what is a great decorative plant in one area, can be invasive in another… When in doubt, check with your local nursery! Most of the stepables in the post are hardy to freezing… It’s always best to check with a nursery near your home, because hardiness can even vary within a city! A. ‘Pewter’, Zones 7–9). Living stones are unusual succulents that have evolved to resemble the pebbles and rocks that litter their native habitats through southern Africa. could fit this bill? Here are 10 groundcover plants that make good fillers between paving stones: Blue star creeper – This ground cover bears starry, pale-blue flowers atop a bed of very flat, light-green leaves. We are wanting a ground cover to control weeds since grass won’t grow. I don’t know Sicily’s weather and zones, but I would think wooly or creeping Thyme would be a good choice, also sedums for hot and sunny places! Hardy down to Zone 4, it grows 3-6 inches tall and to 18 inches wide. Too many things that we plant without a second thought escape into natural areas and degrade native habitats. I use it to rapidly fill in gaps between stepping stones or rocks. Don’t remove more than 1/3 of the plant…) or just trim them off the stones with scissors. So this spring I replanted with Super Star Creepers as the description said to “0” degrees. Dwarf Bugleweed is a plant for walkways that is just about perfect, because even when it is in flower, it rarely attracts bees. A good solution to both of these problems is to add low growing plants between the stones. Lavender plants grow 18 to 36 inches high, with a spreading growth habit. Many times, they may look too harsh or are prone to allow difficult to remove weeds to grow. I like the stepping stones, we found an old iron table that had 6 triangles that went together, only one was missing, so we have these gorgeous triangle steps, sitting in dirt because, we can’t figure out what that ground cover is. Would it be possible to give the latin names , species/genus ? What’s the trick to letting them take hold and spread? Tough plants for paths. These plants can take quite a bit of foot traffic and are perfect for planting between stepping stones or used as a lawn substitution. But really, when it looks this great and you can step on it, do we care? I’m talking my husband into doing a side yard path with flagstone and I LOVE the dwarf blue bugleweed. Julie, Your email address will not be published. Love the patches of scotch moss in between the stepping stones in this photo. CREEPING PERENNIALS grow close to the ground and generally do not get taller than 4-6", with many only reaching 1-2" high. Hi Sandy! Scotch and Irish Moss are not really moss at all (if you want to know more about that, try our post on Marvelous Moss Gardens!) Hi, I planted several different stepables in between my flagstone and it hasn’t done very well. To plant between stones, you just buy the smallest size plants you can find and poke or dig a hole, pop them in and then press soil firmly around the plant. My daughter used to live in Kennewick and we are from Castle Rock, WA but love living near our grandchildren in Cameron Park! Do you know which stepables would do well in Chicago? R310.00 per tray / 200 plants One such plant is Acaena ‘Blue Haze’ (syn. I live in Enumclaw, WA and my property is verysunny. Irish Moss, (Sagina subulata), is the perfect solution for those unsightly, empty gaps between paving stones. Dwarf mondo grass – Dwarf mondo grass is a good choice for full or partial shade, and it is one of the few plants you can grow near black walnuts. I would say clay/very hard. Dymondia grows slowly but spreads more quickly with regular watering. Will even “replant” itself from broken branches! Creeping Speedwell can be grown in full sun to part shade, and is deer and rabbit resistant. Photo by ‘Merrifield Garden Center‘. Grow your own herb garden in your paving stones! This is a form of the popular irish moss (which isn’t really a moss, BTW) called scotch moss. I think it may be because it stays kind of damp there. Hi – great ideas here. My front courtyard is mostly sunny. Hi Veronica! If you plant a wide spreading plant in a pathway that provides only narrow spaces between the stones, the plants will quickly cover the stones or you'll need to do more trimming to keep the plants in bounds. Informative post! You can read more about them here… https://www.finegardening.com/article/creeping-sedums, Thank you, Kathy. Not as pretty though. I live in SE Idaho, which is high mountain desert. Hello! Steve is from Seattle, so we know those will look amazing with your stone path! Also the No Mow Grass is so slow growing that it couldn’t get away from you and would be beautiful! We plan dig down about 4″, lay down a layer of gravel and then sand to support flagstone. Elfin Creeping Thyme. CREEPING JENNY; The roundish, chartreuse leaves and yellow flowers of the Creeping Jenny make it a popular groundcover choice. Good luck! The leaves are bluish gray and its flowers turn into small, dark-red, burr like fruits. And to top it all off, these plants for walkways are also easy to grow! The truth is, sometimes plants just fail to thrive and we are never sure why. Hi… I’m in Texas, just north of Houston. Lol… All these plants should grow well in your hardiness zone! Growing 2-4 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide, this pathway plant likes to stay moist. From ‘Earp Construction‘. Hardy to Zone 4, space them 12 inches apart to get full coverage their first season. In order for low garden plants to make good walkway plants, they need to have a few traits. How do you keep the plants from covering the stones? Makes you want to take off your shoes, right? what stepables could I use that are nontoxic to dogs & potbelly pigs? Mosses such as sheet moss (Hypnum spp. Your email address will not be published. It’s flowers are a pretty pinkish purple, and the leaves are fragrant when crushed. Many times, they may look too harsh or are prone to allow difficult to remove weeds to grow. Hi Jenny! We’re planting Turfstone (lattice-like stone) near our fire pit and need some stepable moss (?) I was wondering if any of these plants are tame enough to just stay in between and not take over? They reach up to only two inches high and offer a unique look between pavers and stepping stones. If they do start overgrowing the stones, you can either mow them in the spring with the lawn mower set high,(test in a small spot first to make sure it isn’t set too low and mows off the entire plant! This mint is native to the Mediterranean and has small lilac flowers in summer. subulata. Only a small percentage survived. It also needs to be shade tolerant, hearty, and maybe most importantly, deer resistant as we are in the Adirondacks. Hi John! All the plants suggested say do well down to zone 3 or 6. section wide. The Dawarf Mundo Grass spreads nicely and will only fill in the cracks and not take over! Learn how your comment data is processed. This also keeps weeds from growing in the cracks. Hardy to Zone 3! Sign up for our newsletter. © 2020 WOODARD BATES MEDIA LLC • All Rights Reserved • Site by SB. You should try one of the thymes. We planted many different kinds of ground cover. These plants still need water and basic care, but are low maintenance plants. I believe Thyme would be, but you should check first with the ASPCA… they have a list of toxic plants! Would they work on a Rockery. Hi Jean! Was wondering when these come up in the spring, how long do they last before dying off?? Not all mosses work well between your flagstones, so look for one that stays low to the ground as it grows so it won't trip you. :-) Hope to hear back from ya!! Do you just buy plants and plant them in between all the stones? Hardy to Zone 4, space them 12 inches apart to get full coverage their first season. Which of course means they are plants you can walk on. Love this path from ‘Behnke Nursery‘. This garden path proves that plants for walkways can have a modern vibe too. I need something that stays low, like two inches at the most, us oldies but goodies do not want to trip. Thanks! Baby’s tears – Baby’s tears is another selection for shady locations. It should do better over there (bugleweed), mosses would go crazy over there! Also for a path around two sides of the house that will have stepping stones, about 5ft.wide section. Thanks for your help! We hope you loved these Stepable Plants for Paths and Walkways! I am planning on covering my lawn with cardboard and putting in stepping stones and stepables. A stepping stone plant is a groundcover that tolerates foot traffic, though some plants can be stepped or walked on more than others. Sounds like an amazing fire pit! Many plants will take light footfalls or occasional treading, which makes them ideal for alongside paths, between large stepping-stones, or in areas where you may need to walk only for seasonal gardening maintenance. It will develop clumps or ‘lumps’ on the surface, which is generally considered an attractive feature. Its stalk carrying creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers appears in late spring and rises up to 12 feet tall. What should we lay down as our top layer on top of the sand. We are putting in a path through our lawn. There are 3-5 paver sealants out there, but they all work more or less the same. Thanks very much. Thanks for you reply. That bright green plant is creeping sedum, I believe its a variety called “Acre’… Good luck! In narrow spaces use slower spreading plants such as Mondo Grass or Blue star Creeper. We think you will also love our posts on 7 Classic Garden Walkway Projects and Great Groundcovers! This photo from ‘Gardenerd‘ shows using Irish Moss in very tiny spaces where you might just want a little green. Hardy in USDA zones 3 through 11, carpet bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) is an herbaceous flowering plant with dark-purplish green leaves and a spreading, dense mat growth habit. They are great for pathways and borders, around ponds or in containers. Hi! I planted Bluestar Creeper along the stone walkway and it came up fine, but did NOT comeback in the spring. It will grow a bit taller… Hope this helps! We are actually in the Tri Cities, so we feel your pain! Mostly evergreen, the foliage starts with strong golden overtones and turns greener in autumn. Do not let them dry out! We are inland Wa… can’t wait to move back to the west side! To encourage moss to grow, add a layer of black dirt between the stones and keep the area moist. Most of the stepables are meant to spread, its part of the groundcover process… It depends somewhat on your garden conditions…for instance, sedums will spread more quickly in a warm summer area, while the mosses will spread more in shady, cool coastal environments… Anyone know of a step able that is well behaved? I’m doing a flag stone path and would love to do the Corsican mint to fill in the spaces between the stones…I know mints can get crazy though, would that stay low to the ground? Sorry. Blue star creeper isn’t especially aggressive, but in the PacNW, one never knows, lol. Thyme is easy to grow in the right conditions, growing best in light, dry, well-drained soil and full sun. It is also drought resistant when planted in part sun. The natural beauty of a flagstone patio or pathway is enhanced by planting ground cover in the empty space between stones. Photo by ‘WW Greenhouses‘. I wondered if you would mind if I link to this article from my website. Creative gardening tips, ideas, & DIY projects. Do you think moss would work? I live in Tacoma, WA and I have blue star creepers in a bed and I want to plant some around a stone path I made. Most stepables are pretty tough, and can take a light raking…. Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for this info. You are in my parents neighborhood there in Lincoln! The Irish and Scotch moss want to go everywhere and I can’t keep up with them. Its almost like a river of green, isn’t it? This plant tolerates almost any conditions except soggy soil. I just got stonecrop for my garden, i’m not sure about pigs but it is listed as being dog-friendly. Drought resistant, deer resistant and evergreen in milder climates, this is one ground cover plant we use again and again. Please advise if I should cover with compost, or just leave alone, It was allot of work, used 7 flats and I don’t want to have to replace each year. It does matter, but most ground covers can be dug up and divided, and then replanted! I have a walk path with stepping stone where I would love to grow some ground covers. The Bluestar said to 14 degrees, and I know we hit that. There are many varieties of creeping sedums, but our favorite is “Angelina” as seen here. This plant prefers moist, but not wet soil and protection from afternoon sun. I bet I have seen or met your mother somewhere in Lincoln Hills!. Silver carpet is a dense ground cover plant. Not only do the plants help tie the flagstone in to the surrounding landscape, they also make a garden trail or patio feel more inviting. What are your conditions and which plants did you plant? Cotula leptinella ‘Platt’s Black’ (dollhouse fern) grows densely and has a shallow root system, which makes it ideally suited to creeping between stones to fill cracks. We have drought, floods, the occasional single digit temps in winter and triple digit in summer… high humidity as well. Im not familiar with the Texan climate, readers, any ideas? I can hardly see my cobblestones and have to cut it away… Help if you can, please? Grows 3-6 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide in a fast growing mat. Scotch Moss is simply the golden variety of  Sagina subulata. Good question Cheryl Ann! We’ve regular mints growing well around it now (natural mosqito repellant), but I’d like something much shorter around the stone paths and a no-mow solution to the area still planted with water hogging St. Augustine. Golden Creeping Jenny is hardy down to Zone 3 and is a fast growing ground cover plant perfect for paths. Spikes of yellow flowers grow in early summer, but we prefer to mow them down and enjoy the foliage alone. of WA and the scotch and irish moss took over the whole pathway…I want to be able to see the stones and just have the plants between…I took all of the moss out. The clumps have grey and green leaves with fuzzy undersides. Ornamental herbs tend to lack the flavor or intensity of culinary herb varieties. Not only do low growing grass and other ground cover plants soften the look of the stone, but they are a low maintenance way to keep weeds away. I’m looking for a low ground cover to surround a saltwater pool. They are hardworking, soften your hard scape, and add texture, scent and beauty to an otherwise utilitarian space…a walkway. I live on the Olympic Pen. And thank you for sharing. Thyme works as a scented groundcover for just about anywhere, but works best if you’re trying to create an unsegmented cobblestone aesthetic, which works great for introducing texture to your yard. Not only do low growing grass and other ground cover plants soften the look of the stone, but they are a low maintenance way to keep weeds away. Photo by ‘ … Available in summer only. Aug 4, 2019 - See the list of Wilson Bros Gardens top best ground hugging plants you can grow between the gaps of stepping stones and pavers When choosing a plant, look for short plants that won’t obstruct the path or walkway and that can grow under your soil and light conditions. I also love the pretty flowers on the creeping thyme, I was thinking of doing that just bordering both sides of the path. Is the plan to use the cardboard to kill the grass? Lastly, these ground cover plants but be able to take being walked on at least a little bit. Will also spread nicely between stepping stones. Remember, they will fill in! Thanks so much for the help, I will try the dwarf bugleweed. Hardy to Zone 6. Should I plan to also use sand and/or gravel? xx. Hi Susan! The Irish or Scotch mosses would be a good choice, as would Blue Star! Plants that can tolerate foot traffic deserve a spot in every garden. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. It’s short stature means it does not have to be mowed, and it is very tolerant to foot traffic. How to Buy Plants on Clearance (And which ones! ), https://www.finegardening.com/article/creeping-sedums. Blue Star creeper should be hardy, we know the Seattle area well… You did have a LOT of rain last winter, I wonder if that was more the issue than the cold? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. First, they must be somewhat drought tolerant, as walkway stones may not allow much water to reach the roots. I’m looking for some low maintenance year round colour that will grow with little soil and won’t overtake. I need a dark green groundcover to plant all around 25 stepping stones that lead to a brick landing for our view of Mill Pond on the golf course. Photo by ‘Wiseacre Gardens‘. ‘Blue Haze’ prefers full … HI, Love the post! I honestly don’t think moss would thrive, even on the north side… we use a lot of Thyme and “Angelina” sedum… Beaver Bark in Richland has some great plants, and advice for this area! Tiny golden succulent leaves cover this very tough and resilient groundcover plant. If you find a plant you feel will make a good walkway plant, give it a try. Jun 10, 2020 - See the list of Wilson Bros Gardens top best ground hugging plants you can grow between the gaps of stepping stones and pavers Jul 8, 2019 - See the list of Wilson Bros Gardens top best ground hugging plants you can grow between the gaps of stepping stones and pavers Stepping stones are also used in gardens where a stream runs between different stones. What depth should the soil be? Corsican mint prefers partial shade and has tiny little leaves that make it look a little like moss from a distance. I am looking for something to spread over a larger area that stays very low to the ground. For best results remember that plants tucked between stepping stones need room to spread out and enough loose fertile soil between the stones for roots to grow. Although the flowers look delicate, the blue star creeper is a tough … How do you prevent them from growing over the stones? This designer planted this Irish Moss from seed. I did some research on your “Super Star” and it doesn’t’ appear you should need to cover them, though it never hurts, as long as you wait until they have died completely back to the roots so they don’t rot, especially in Seattle rains… Hope this helps! you won’t be having any trouble with that! In summer, pretty, tiny flowers nearly cover the groundhugging mats of foliage that grow to about 1 or 3 inches in height, depending on variety. These plants can turn a boring walk to the compost bin into an idyllic stroll. USDA zones 5 to 11. I’m wondering if any of these creepers would do well in a rock wall with large spaces in hot and sunny Sicily, if not any other recommendations? Any of the sedums are good choices, and wooly thyme as well… just make sure they get regular water the first summer as they establish! Those numbers refer to cold hardiness, and in South La. Well, I understand your issue! Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! 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