A groundcover area is simply a mass planting of one type of plant. This serves the same purpose of a lawn grass; to fill large areas of landscape space. Mowing and maintaining that water thirsty lawn under your large shade tree or on a hillside is expensive and time consuming! In the long run, you are fighting a losing battle in which the tree roots will out-compete lawn for water and nutrients. In general, groundcovers are tolerant of a wide range of soil types. By looking at your soil type, we can recommend the perfect groundcover even for that ìnothing will grow thereî soil. If you are having problems with barren areas in your lawn, you should consider groundcover lawn alternative.