Creeping Thyme does well in sunny beds, borders, rock gardens, and spilling over rock walls. Once it is established it is fairly drought tolerant. It is tough enough to handle some light foot traffic, and both rabbits and deer do not bother it. Creeping Thyme self-sows readily, dropping it seeds after flowering season is over. This keeps a robust stand of Creeping Thyme ground cover thriving. In the fall, it can be sheared back to tidy it up.
Creeping thyme is often used because it is a low, spreading plant that holds up well to foot traffic grazing above from stone to stone. It doesn't need very deep rooting and as a bonus it gives off a fragrant smell. It is suitable for use in zones 5 through 9, which covers most of the United States.