Ground cover is plants that fill in an area of your landscaping. These can be good in certain areas where you would like low maintenance after the plants are established. There are a variety of groundcovers that can be planted in areas ranging from mostly shaded to mostly sunny. Sweet Woodruff, Hellebore, Ivy, Lily of the Valley, Pachysandra, European Ginger, Ajuga, Vinca, Sedum, and Isotoma are some different ground covers that can be used in the Midwest area. Ground cover is useful for shaded areas under trees where you don’t want to have to do a lot of maintenance, or areas with a slight slope that would be difficult to mow, or to fill in beds around large shrubs.