When you feel like tossing a rug over your yard and calling it good, count on groundcover plants. These dependable, hardworking plants carpet the ground with minimal fuss. Sure, you still need to water, weed, and feed them, but they’re quick-fix solutions for many landscape problems. You can find groundcovers that control erosion, blanket a hillside, or thrive in dry conditions while still complementing your home and garden. Some are evergreen, while others lose their foliage in winter. A few groundcovers tolerate foot traffic. After all, turfgrass is a groundcover!