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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Creeping Wild Thyme Lawn Reply with quote

Im thinking of using a sod cutter to remove my front lawn and sewing creeping wild thyme on it instead.
The lawn was laid in the 70s and is the thickest grass with the bumpiest finish I've seen - or rather I've never seen anyone else with a lawn like mine! ha! I don't think it's what people usually have for a lawn grass anyway! It's a very large lawn. I get bad hayfever&asthma when the grass is cut and nobody plays on it as such so it gets little to no traffic anyway.
Has anyone replaced their lawn with thyme or similar?
Any warnings/tips for me?
How much seed per square meter did you find you used (regardless of packet suggestion)?
Did the thyme/other grow quick enough so that weeding wasn't a major problem starting off?
Pleased or regretted doing it?
Any info would be great thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at Camomile.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Have a look at Camomile.
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Was looking at that, thought the thyme looked a bit shorter and compact lawn look, is there advantages to the chamomile over the thyme?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grows horizontally, never needs cutting. lovely smell.... what is not to like?
Sow both.

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