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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Coarse gravel of 1/2 to 3/4 inch size is ideal. Start pouring at one end and work your way up the path in one direction. Don’t be tempted to do random sections as this will result in rucks in the fabric that could protrude later.
Rake the gravel level, but be careful that the prongs do not catch on the fabric below. Aim for a uniform depth of 1-1/4 to 2 inches, but don’t worry if this is unattainable as more can easily be added (or removed) later.
Create a shallow indentation by lightly dragging a paver across the gravel, then lay the paver into the hollow created. Using gloves, rotate the paver until it is aligned with its neighbors and fill in with gravel if needed.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
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