Woo hoo -am I ever glad to see this forum! We spent the last two weekends completely re-landscaping our front and back, and I'm a very novice gardener!
We put a slate path through the front yard. It winds through the lawn, then runs straight up the side to the entrance of the house. The path is currenly sitting in screening, and we are just waiting for it to settle a little. Attached are "during" pictures (nb the beds along the path need fixing up still!) My questions are:
1) What is the best groundcover to put in between the stones, keeping in mind that the path is partially flanked by lawn, and partially flanked by beds? I want something to fill in the gaps, but I'm afraid of getting something that will invade the brand new sod. BTW, it's full sun.
2) How do I add groundcover to the path? Do I just need to sweep some topsoil onto the screening, then plant? Is it that easy?
3) We still have to fix the beds on either side of the path. When it rains, the beds wash away a little. Is there anything I can/should do to them?
Oh, and here's a before picture, too! It was a gravel mess!