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Ground cover to grow between pavers

I am wanting to create a pathway along the side of my house using pavers.  Initially I thought of using rocks in the path, but I think I would rather have a low growing ground cover.  I am located in the foothills/piedmont of NC, the area where the path is going to be is mostly shaded, and the path is going is on a 40 degree or so hill, so something to help with erosion would also be beneficial.  Any suggestions?

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Posted 2011-04-13T19:28:26+0000  by KWeichel KWeichel

Hello KWeichel,


Welcome to the Community.


I would have to agree with the pavers and the ground cover instead of the rock pathway. I think you will be much happier looking at something living rather that rocks as you walk down the pathway. :smileyhappy:


We had another member ask about adding ground cover to a driveway and after reading thru it I think the solution that DesigningWoman gave them is exactly what you are looking for. Here is the link to that post.


Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted 2011-04-13T21:57:43+0000  by Christine_HD_OC

Unfortunately, I can not open up that link that you posted on here.


Posted 2011-04-14T20:51:14+0000  by psp

Hello psp,


I'm so sorry. Here is the link again.


Have a great day!!

Posted 2011-04-15T15:59:07+0000  by Christine_HD_OC

Hey, KWeichel. Ken here in the Chicago area. I love the look of groundcovers

between pavers. Shecandoit gave you the link to DesigningWoman’s post on

groundcovers in a driveway. In the link she gave a few choices. The only one

that will work with shade and help with erosion control is Vinca minor(dwarf

periwinkle). It grows 4-6 inches high. Flowers are white, blue, or deep purple

depending on the variety. There are varieties with variegated leaves in either

yellow or white. It is an excellent plant for erosion control. Good luck with

your project. Take care.

Posted 2011-04-18T18:50:59+0000  by Ken_HD_CHI

If it is a shady area, use dwarf mondo grass...

If it is a sunny area, use moss.





-John Y.


HD Garden Dept.

Denton, Tx.

Posted 2011-04-22T10:34:16+0000  by OHMEGA
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