Top Questions About Creeping Thyme

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Questions About Creeping Thyme

Asked by
Sharon93212 on
June 2, 2015
zone 9 central valley california

Q. weeds taking over creeping thyme

I recently planted my backyard in creeping thyme. We tilled up the grass, applied mulch, and planted the thyme seedlings about 10 inches apart. Now I have the grass/weeds growing in faster than the thyme. I have applied Roundup to some of the weeds but I really don’t like to use it and I am afraid of killing my plants. Is there something I can use now? I know that pulling the weeds is the best way, but this is a large area to cover inches apart.

Answered by
shelley on
June 2, 2015
Certified Expert
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Here is an article on 'Killing Weeds Without Harming Nearby Plants' that will help alleviate your concerns of killing your other plants by giving you different methods of applying Roundup:
http://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/how-to-kill-weeds-without-harming-nearby-plants

If you would like to explore more organic methods of weed control, here is an article that will interest you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/homemade-pet-friendly-weed-killer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 20, 2016

Q. fertilizer for creeping thyme

What type of fertilizer to use for creeping thyme? We know that there is a special fertilizer to use on creeping thyme, but we don’t remember what it is.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 20, 2016
Certified Expert
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Fertilizing thyme is actually discouraged as they tend to become leggy and weak. For more information, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/types-of-thyme-plants.htm

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Asked by
Banbugs on
July 14, 2016
Sioux Falls, SD

Q. creeping thyme

Can you mix creeping thyme into your existing lawn (bald spots), along borders, in front of or around hydrangea or other shrubs?

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
July 15, 2016
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Asked by
kechamp434 on
September 6, 2016
Ishpeming, MI Zone 4

Q. invasive thyme

invasive thyme has taken over the yard of my friend. What can we do?

Answered by
Alisma on
September 7, 2016
Certified Expert
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Other than removing by hand, the best way to remove invasive thyme is using herbicides. Choose a broadleaf herbicide, since these will kill the thyme but not the grass. See this article to learn about what is available:

http://extension.illinois.edu/lawntalk/weeds/broadleaf_weed_problems_in_lawns.cfm

Organic alternatives are discussed in this article:

http://ucnfanews.ucanr.edu/Articles/Feature_Stories/Organic_Herbicdes_-_Do_They_Work/

Some other strategies for removing invasive plants are discussed here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

Thyme is in the mint family, so the advice should apply to it as well.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2017

Q. creeping thyme

Will creeping thyme smother perennial plants if they are planted around them or will the perennial plants come up through the thyme?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 10, 2017
Certified Expert
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You should not have any issue with Creeping Thyme overtaking your perennials.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 2, 2017

Q. Creeping thyme

I just purchased creeping thyme seeds to put in a pathway that has Bermuda grass. I am planning to dig out as much of the Bermuda as possible, put a fabric weed cloth down and add about 4 to 5 inches of soil, place my bricks down and plant my seeds between the bricks. Will the weed cloth work or will it disrupt the creeping thymes growth? The cloth is just an idea in hopes to keep the Bermuda at bay.
Thank you,
Lynda

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 3, 2017
Certified Expert
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I would personally not use the landscape barrier under your Creeping Thyme planting.

The purpose of the planting is to suppress and hold back weeds.

That said, if you do want to use the cloth, you should give the plants at least 8 to 10 inches of top soil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/growing-creeping-thyme.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lawn-substitutes/creeping-thyme-lawn/growing-creeping-thyme-lawns.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 18, 2017

Q. Creeping thyme

I planted 1,000 seeds and my front yard has plants growing all over. I know some of them are weeds but I’m not sure what the thyme looks like. Do you have any images in various stages?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2017
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