In this article I have listed the best plants to plant around and fill the various gaps in pathways, concrete and patios in a garden. I have listed them in categories that take foot traffic into account.
As with most garden flowers, shrubs and plants, sun and shade are important considerations too.
Plants for paths and pathways with light foot traffic, for areas with heavy foot traffic and plants for gaps in a patio are listed below
These pathway plants are great plants for planting alongside garden paths and between stepping-stones.
Whatever plants you are planting in cracks, in concrete, gaps in paths, pathway edges or steps, the area will need to be prepared by removing weeds, digging out any hardcore used to build the base and breaking up the compacted topsoil. This can be done with a screwdriver or small scraper. If the soil is really poor you could add some compost from your heap or topsoil from another part of the garden.
If you are planting seeds, prepare the area in the normal way and keep the soil moist until they grow, then thin them out leaving only the strongest plants. . Sowing seeds tips