Creeping Thyme Plant Care- Seeds in 5 Easy Steps The thyme, also referred to as the “Mother of Thyme”, is usually considered one of the simplest low ground garden covers or lawn substitutes. a flexible plant, the wild thyme are often planted during a number of the way included but not limited to, providing color to your garden or reducing the value of lawn maintenance. The wild thyme is just one among those plants which are easy to grow and is understood to survive quite well with little or no care. Most persons have often used the creeping thyme as a suitable lawn replacement in the parking strip in front of their homes. Undoubtedly, the creeping thyme magic carpet or Thymus Serpillum is a great substitute, as it does not require mowing or any significant amount of watering, yet at the same time, it offers a pleasing appearance and can even withstand being trampled on. Having said that, there are very few ground covers that can be walked on, and the creeping thyme is one of them. This makes the creeping thyme an ideal ground cover plant to be used in-between stepping stones, at the base of a heaped arrangement of rocky stones in the garden, or close to the adjoining walkway of the patio. The creeping thyme, due to its tendency for maintaining a low growth, is often used effectively in the foreground of just about any type of planting of the landscape. It is especially used in garden areas which are designed with plants cascading over a rockery area as well used as a type of garden fill in-between evergreen plants.