Ground cover

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    Mattstark44

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    I ordered 2 different ground covers that I'm hoping will fill in around my bordering pond rocks. They are
    Mentha requienii, Corsican Mint. This is a very small leaf plant...Obviously a strong mint smell.
    Red Creeping Thyme/Creeping Thyme. Worried about this one expanding too much.

    Does anyone see any red flags for having these next to my pond and maybe even dropping down into the water?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I looked up the mint, sounds like a neat plant. I have creeping thyme, it has not taken over, been planted for years now.
     
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    Creeping thyme will creep, but it doesn't put down many roots if that makes sense. It forms more of a mat that radiates out from the main plant. We have a number of varieties and they are all easy to manage. If it's growing where I don't want it, I just clip it back.
     
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    Great news, Thanks!
     
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    I planted creeping thyme in the walkway to my front door. It can take light foot traffic. smells great when walked on. Only company uses front door so works out prefect.
     
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