Ground cover that grows best with foot traffic

I heard Paul James talk about "steppers," which are a ground cover that grows better the more it is walked on. I can't find anyone who has them or has even heard of them! I have a "dog wallow" that needs something like this. Did I dream it?
Submitted by janetkroeker

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. I've never heard of a groundcover that grows better the more you step on it. I do know that there are several groundcovers that will tolerate a fair amount of foot traffic. They include:

  • Rupturewort (Herniaria)
  • Blue star creeper (Isotoma)
  • Mazus
  • Thyme

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Edtior, BHG.com

 


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