Landscape Design forum: Creeping Thyme vs Lawn

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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Jan 5, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Has anyone considered replacing a big part of their lawn with creeping thyme? I'm thinking about it but can't find a lot of info on how to do it. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 5, 2015 4:30 PM CST
If you're walking on it, there are bees to consider when it's in bloom. Depending on how tidy you want it to look, you may need to trim the bloom stalks when it's done blooming. Some varieties need trimming more than others, I think. Even the lowest growing will mound up a bit, so that needs to be taken into consideration. I've seen pictures of a few combined varieties used as a "lawn", and they can be quite lovely in bloom. If it's a heavily walked on area, you'll need stepping stones. It can take some stepping on, but probably not constant traffic.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 5, 2015 4:34 PM CST
Dichondra makes a better lawn for walking on.
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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Sunlover
Jan 5, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Thank you Sherry and Ann,
I didn't even think about the bees... that's a good point, as much as I love them it is a concern. They do look beautiful when in bloom but when they are not it may not be so attractive esp in Winter. Dichondra may not be suitable for where I am but I will look into that, thanks!
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