Last year I did the landscaping in my backyard and decided to go with no lawn. I hate lugging the lawnmower to the back, having to weed, water and fertilize. And to be honest the stuff is ugly. But I didn't want to go with something paved since much of my backyard is a wood deck. I wanted to maximize the green area so I decided to go with a groundcover. The stuff is easy to go, spreads like weeds, never needs to be cut and requires minimal maintenance. I decided to plant creeping thyme because it can also withstand traffic. So late last spring I planted about 80 small plants and watched them spread. We are now about 80% filled in now and right now the plants are flowering.