Making an Herb Path Through a Wildflower Meadow
Many herbs withstand the odd footstep and thrive in the warmth reflected from pavers. Plant creeping thymes for the best effect; they will soon blur the sharp edges of the paving.
- Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
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Measure out enough heavy permeable landscape fabric to cover the length of the path with a 6-inch overlap at the sides and ends. Overlap any joints by 6 inches and seal together using cloth-backed adhesive tape.
Permeable landscape fabric is available in packs from 3 feet wide to rolls over 18 feet wide so, alternatively, you can lay out the fabric and cut it to size. Use sharp scissors to avoid loose fabric strands.
Using a spade, push the edge of the fabric into the soil. Some practice might be needed to do this single-handedly and it can help to have two people doing this simultaneously—one on each side of the path.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009
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