Choosing the right landscaping plants for your landscaping project is about creating a beautiful look that is also easy to maintain. Several landscaping plants are versatile and low maintenance. For low maintenance landscaping plants, you can go with ground cover landscaping plants. Ground cover plants provide a low-maintenance alternative to regular lawn grass as a centerpiece of your landscape plan. Ground cover plants can add both color and textural contrast to the rest of your landscape. For a shady area of your landscape, choose plants like bunchberry, bishop’s hat, periwinkle or wild sweet William. Ground cover options for sunny areas include cushion spurge, wall rock cress, creeping juniper and moss pink. Ground covers are also an effective plant to use in landscape areas where stopping erosion is a necessity.