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How to Prevent Weeds with Herbs

Growing dainty, fragrant herbs in the crevices of paths and walls prevents weeds and adds whimsy to your yard or garden.

Varieties of thyme surround this stone path through a garden of herbs and perennials.
Rick Wetherbee
Steps covered in woolly thyme lead up to a retaining wall.
Rick Wetherbee
Mother-of-thyme’s dainty pink flowers make a pretty garden carpet.
Rick Wetherbee
Planting together different varieties of the same plant, like these thymes, creates waves of color.
Rick Wetherbee
Creeping herbs can soften the look of stone garden features.
Rick Wetherbee
Varieties of thyme surround this stone path through a garden of herbs and perennials.
Rick Wetherbee
Planting your tiniest blooms beneath a table or bench draws attention to the plants’ subtle details.
Rick Wetherbee
Creeping herbs will spread with time; make sure not to overplant to avoid heavy pruning later. Mix a handful of leaf mulch or organic fertilizer into planting spaces to help plants firmly establish themselves.
Rick Wetherbee

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