Herbs: they're not just for cooking anymore. You can use herbs to make unique, eye-catching ground cover in many areas of your garden. All it takes is knowing what herbs do well in what locations.
Of all the herbs used for groundcover, thyme is the most common. It gives you more landscaping options, since it can grow in many different conditions. If thyme is not on your side, try flowering herbs, such as wooly yarrow or chamomile, which are easy to maintain. If you live where it's warm and dry, try lavender, rosemary, or lambs ear.
It's nice to have options. If you have a shade tree calling out for groundcover, sweet woodruff is a great choice. For low-growing groundcover, chamomile and thyme work well. Place them around pathways and sidewalks, and enjoy the fragrance if you step on them.