Flagstone walkways protect surfaces in high traffic areas. Stone slabs set on the lawn effectively a well-traveled path of keeping wear down the grass. Through a large flower bed, has a paved access to the plants. Add a vegetable or herb garden, a flagstone with edibles are planted in accordance with the theme. Choose hardy plants for softening the visual impact of stone slabs in high traffic areas.
Achillea or Yarrow, has hard, ferny foliage of bright forest to olive green. Flower colors range from yellow to pink, red and white. Yarrow for ground mats sheared keep on short flower stalks. Apple Blossom flowers in pink. Anthea is yellow. Erodium reichardii known as cranesbill. This durable, low-growing plants between flagstone steps providing white or pink color spread during bloom spring through fall. E. chrysanthum has pale yellow flowers and silvery foliage. Veronica is oltensis thyme leaf speedwell. Tough, evergreen mat-forming plants covered with azure flowers in midsummer.
Irish and Scotch Moss
Sagina subulata and Arenaria verna are mossy looking plants of European origin. Dense mats of slender leaves are tightly packed that. Appearance of moss A. verna bears small white flowers in small groups, while S. subulata be done the flowers individually. The green varieties of both species are named as Irish moss and Scotch moss called the golden forms. Provide a good, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Even plant seeds always possible pests in cool-summer regions.
Set plants herbs like thyme or oregano low growing between flagstone steps through the herb and vegetable garden. Oregano ‘Betty Rollins “spreader to 1.5 meters wide. Culinary thyme “tab” keeps foot traffic and has lavender flowers. Mint is hard and fragrant for moist, shady situations. Roman Chamomile is a hardy perennial grows from creeping rhizomes. Fragrant leaves and flowers are used to the Roman chamomile to make soothing tea.
In large areas in which the stones are far apart, Vinca minor grows between and along the stairs. Keep it sheared with a weed-trimmer for a tidy look. Japanese spurge is a slow-growing evergreen to semi-shade. Kriechspindel is a dense, aggressive growing evergreen ground cover for shade. Dichondra is a tough, low-growing ground cover for low-frost regions. D. argentea “Silver Falls” produced attractive, slightly falling heart-shaped leaves on plants 3 inches tall with a 6 foot spread. To grow D. Micranthra prefer shade and constant moisture supply 6 inches high with a wide distribution. Flagstone steps set into the existing lawn to prevent pedestrians from wearing the lawn.