Make Your Groundcover Beautiful, Fragrant, and Tasty, by Planting Herbs.
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.
Types of Herbs to Use
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.
There's an Herb for Every Location
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.