Asked on May 10, 2017

How do you grow foliage between walking sidewalk stones?

Mary LouMargie SpenserDebra Edds


I've tried in the past to add moss or low-growing greens that you plant in between paver stones. Plants that you can walk on every day that won't die. How do you lay pavers where the grass is growing and keep the weeds out but the plants thriving and kill off the grass that was there?
6 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 10, 2017

    Creeping thyme is a good plant to use. If you want to grow moss, which I myself find lovely, first make sure all vegetation is removed from the crevices, then lightly sprinkle with sand- not a complete layer though. Then collect samples of mold nearby that is growing in an area with similar sun levels (not shady to plant in full sun, etc) Blend the moss in a blender with cultured buttermilk. Take this and pour it pretty evenly into the crevices. Mist the crevices every couple of days if it hasn't rained. You should have moss in no time! I've used this to give an aged look to boulders so they look like they've always been there.
  • Lisa Retoff Crozier
    on May 10, 2017

    It's a sun spot where I want to do this project, however, I've never seen mold grow in the sun. Any ideas on getting the mold in sun hun?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    Now a days nurseries sell what are called Stepables for that.
  • Debra Edds
    on May 11, 2017

    I have ivy along me side walk
  • Margie Spenser
    on May 12, 2017

    what is cultured buttermilk? I have an old can of dry buttermilk I bought because of recipes that call for small quantities of buttermilk but have never even opened the can. If I make buttermilk from the powder will it work to make the "liquid moss"?
  • Mary Lou
    on May 13, 2017

    I'd use the fresh buttermilk for best results.
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