Re: Growing plants in between bricks of brick patio?

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Posted by Newt on May 09, 2003 at 11:52:13:

In Reply to: Growing plants in between bricks of brick patio? posted by Toviah on May 06, 2003 at 17:33:26:

: We just laid a brick patio with sand in the cracks. We like the look of moss and other small plants in the cracks. Is this something we should have planted while laying the patio? Something to wait to develop over time or is their another solution? Seeds? Thanks.

Hi Toviah,

You could do it either way. What many people do is remove a brick here and there and plant groundcovers in between. For your shady spots, with no disrespect to the last poster, you need to either use buttermilk or yogurt mixed with moss and paint or pour the mixture between the bricks in the shady area where you want the moss to grow. Keep moist. Using fresh sawdust is not a good thing as the sawdust needs to age or it will burn the new plants.

Try this site's 'Moss Milkshake'.
http://members.tripod.com/~NPK1/moss7.html

Here's another site that should be very helpful in finding the appropriate groundcovers.
www.stepables.com

Newt

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