41 Groundcovers to Know & Use: Groundcover plants, when properly taken care of, provide dense soil cover, retard weed growth, and prevent soil erosion. Groundcovers range in height from an inch to four feet. They can be woody or herbaceous;
curves with rock dividing filler. Landscape Design Tip: Wild and woodland gardens may consist of native plants or be a mix of ornamental and natural plantings such as grasses, mosses, ground covers, large and small shrubs, evergreen and deciduous trees.