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.

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Step 3

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.

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Step 4

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.

Roll Out Fabric and Cut to SizeEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Herbs © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 5

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.

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Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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