Each site has zones that are traditionally concreted or rolled up with asphalt. These are places with high traffic, where you cannot place a flower bed and a bed. Our advice site decided to find out which plants are not afraid of trampling, suitable for arranging an eco-parking, play area, walking path.
The first very resistant plant that we advise you to draw your attention to is the creeping tenacious. The portal has already written about it when it proposed alternatives to the traditional lawn. It is the tenacious or Ajuga reptans that are perfect for planting on paths, eco-parks, playgrounds. This plant is not afraid of poor soil and grows even on stones. Also, for such areas where they will often walk and drive, a smooth hernia is suitable, aka Herniaria glabra, that is, a “green carpet”.
Important! Both the creeping tenacious and the smooth hernia will withstand intense trampling, but if the area is completely shaded, their appearance will deteriorate. So you need to provide them with adequate lighting..
If you need to plant gaps between the slabs of the stepping path, decorate stone steps, a children’s area on the site, we advise you to pay attention to the following plants:
- Stachys byzantina, he is also woolly;
- Lysimachia nummularia – loosestrife;
- Cotula squalida, she is rough;
- Or Vinca minor – small periwinkle.
All these plants also endure trampling quite firmly, grow on stones and at the same time decorate the site no worse than flowers in a flower bed.
For those areas where they do not walk and drive very often, the following are perfect:
- Thymus serpyllum – creeping thyme;
- Lotus corniculatus – horned lily;
- And Mazus reptans, that is, creeping Mazus.
All these plants are very beautiful and, by the way, are often used during the creation of rockeries..
A separate topic is mosses. For example, on a shady area with acidic soil, you can plant Hypnum, that is, hypnum moss, in the wettest zone – peat moss (Sphagnum), and in the dry and bleached part – gray leucobrium (aka Leucobryum glaucum). A universal replacement for the lawn will be the subulate bryozoan, it is also the Irish moss. True, mosses will not withstand too intense trampling, especially if the conditions are not comfortable enough for plants.
All of the ground cover plants that we have listed, resistant to trampling, spread very aggressively throughout the site. So, if you do not want the tenacious or thyme to actually creep up everywhere, answering their names, fence off their landing sites. For example, gravel backfill, slabs, curbs. Give the plants their place and make sure that the garden does not turn into a continuous forest clearing. However, this is also beautiful and meets modern trends in landscape design..