With low-growing vegetation in the gaps between flagstones for a path or patio will help unify the area and suppress weeds. It is important to choose the right ground cover, depending on how much sun or shade the area receives and how much foot traffic and furniture will have it. Tight, flat ground covers are the best choice between stones or paving stones.
Plan the placement of the plates, leave an adequate planting holes for a typical 4-inch pot cultivation. For smaller spaces, you can dense ground cover by divided. Dig the planting holes 3 or 4 inches deep to accommodate the roots. Insert cover the floor and fill it with a mixture of half compost, half floor. Well to settle the soil around the roots. Water plants regularly during the first summer to establish a deep root.
Common Pathway Plants
Thyme is a traditional and hardy ground cover for sun. Elfin Thyme, with tiny green leaves and lavender flowers, and woolly thyme, with fuzzy gray leaves and purple flowers are pink, reliable and drought-tolerant plants for sunny spots. Blue star creeper and Irish moss perform well in partial shade to full shade.
Less Common Pathway Plants for Sun
For something a bit different, try rupturewort (Herniaria glabra), a flat, dark green, drought-tolerant ground cover. It has small white flowers in summer. Emerald Carpet (Azorella trifurcata Nana) is a narrow, flat plant with bright green leaves and small yellow flowers. Spanish sandwort (Arenaria tetraquetra) is dark green, dense, grows an inch tall and blooms with white flowers in June.
Less Common Pathway plants for Shade
Brass buttons (Leptinella) looks like a mass of miniature ferns and flowers with tiny yellow spherical flowers. It has green and bronze leaves. Platt Black Leptinella has darker leaves and Leptinella minors tiny leaves less than 1/8 inch long. Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon) has a green strain, Nana, which grows only 1 inch tall and thick, like ripples of water when paired with stone slabs.