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Thyme Saver Lawn6http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Thyme Saver Lawnhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/ThymeLawn.jpg, http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/ThymeLawn.jpg<div class="ExternalClass98167230AEC2452581BFB3F1350FEDB4"><div class="ExternalClass9439B91F879B44A9A7BEFEC675C099BA" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Properly Maintain your Thyme Lawn</h3><p>During the summer, and once the thyme is well established, watering can be done infrequently. As thyme plants are low growers, they also do not need mowing. In the spring lightly rake the area to remove dead stems and foliage, then top dress with a thin 1.5cm (1/2”) of finely textured compost to help the plants spread out, fill in any bare spots and reinvigorate the whole lawn for the summer. Thyme plants are tolerant of some foot traffic, but paving stones should be used for pathways and high traffic areas.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass027196A114464F3C8C4EECFDB52FE0B1"><div class="ExternalClass417F041C01224725BFBD5C2D9D5592B9" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Creating a Thyme Lawn</h3><p>A lawn made from dainty yet tough creeping thyme is an opportunity to bring beauty to your garden while eliminating heavy maintenance and water requirements. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassD8A32765640741F1BD042F4BEC41DBF2"><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Preparation</h3><p>The best time of year to replace your turf lawn is when you can avoid frost and extreme heat, and when you can provide sufficient water while plants are establishing. It is essential for successful establishment of your new thyme lawn that you remove all other vegetation and improve the soil, preferably with compost. Add one cubic yd. of compost per 100 sq. ft. of ground, then till the compost and soil to 15cm (6”) depth. </p><h3>Planting</h3><p>Remove thyme plugs from their tray, cut apart roots if necessary. Space plants from 15 to 30cm (6 to 12”) apart for quick coverage. If mixing different thyme varieties to vary the blooming times and texture of the thyme lawn, be sure to plant the different varieties in groupings of 5 of more plants, for best results. Creeping red thyme, Pink Chintz and woolly thyme are good choices for use in a thyme lawn and should be planted in soil that is at least 20cm (8”) deep for best results.</p></div><div class="small-12 medium-4 columns pad-0"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/ThymeLawnPlanting.png" alt="" /> </div><div class="small-12 medium-12 columns pad-0" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Care</h3><p>After planting, water thoroughly. The thyme will need a good soaking approximately once or twice a week, for the first two to three weeks. Once the plants begin to root out and grow, watering frequency can be cut back to a good soaking once every 7 to 10 days, depending on weather conditions. Note that yellowing foliage is usually a sign of over watering. <a href="http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/conservation-reservoir-levels/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Check your municipal sprinkling regulations</a>. </p></div></div>http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Documents/ThymeSaverLawn.pdf, Thyme Saver

 

 

creeping red thymecreeping red thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/CreepingRedThyme.jpg, Creepting red thymeGP0|#31c72127-f9ba-4650-bd07-53dea1d0264a;L0|#031c72127-f9ba-4650-bd07-53dea1d0264a|Creeping Red Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus praecox
‘Pink Chintz’ thyme‘Pink Chintz’ thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/PinkChintzThyme.jpg, Pink Chintz ThymeGP0|#655bf480-9f97-41b4-9c36-66d80053a12a;L0|#0655bf480-9f97-41b4-9c36-66d80053a12a|Pink Chintz Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus serphyllum
wooly thymewooly thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/WoolyThyme.jpg, wooly thymeGP0|#941a9880-e631-432d-968b-cd53edd2c4a1;L0|#0941a9880-e631-432d-968b-cd53edd2c4a1|Wooly Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus pseudolanuginosus

 

 

Thyme Saver Lawn6http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Thyme Saver Lawn<div class="ExternalClass98167230AEC2452581BFB3F1350FEDB4"><div class="ExternalClass9439B91F879B44A9A7BEFEC675C099BA" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Properly Maintain your Thyme Lawn</h3><p>During the summer, and once the thyme is well established, watering can be done infrequently. As thyme plants are low growers, they also do not need mowing. In the spring lightly rake the area to remove dead stems and foliage, then top dress with a thin 1.5cm (1/2”) of finely textured compost to help the plants spread out, fill in any bare spots and reinvigorate the whole lawn for the summer. Thyme plants are tolerant of some foot traffic, but paving stones should be used for pathways and high traffic areas.</p></div></div>

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