I know, I know, this is a decorating site, but the weather is warm; it's spring, so my thoughts naturally turn to "decorating" the outdoors. Often, a part of your yard won't grow grass. Usually because it gets too much shade. Or perhaps, you have an area that's too difficult to mow. Ground cover always offers a great solution to these trouble spots. Ivy works well. Vinca minor is also a good choice that spreads quickly but is not invasive to other plants.
Here's a colorful option - ground cover roses. It spreads fast, grows 24-32 inches high, blooms nearly all season, and just requires watering and a little maintenance. This ground cover prefers sun. If you need a ground cover, but want some color. Check out www.flowercarpet.com.