Groundcovers are a great solution for hard-to-grow areas of the yard, but they are often hard to contain once they take off. Many of these plants spread by runners and roots, so you have to create a barrier both above and below the soil to adequately control them.
Shady, hilly areas are great for groundcover plants because they hold and protect the soil without the benefit of lots of sun. Plants like adjuga and jasmine are ideal, but the important thing is to space them properly. Watch this video to find out more.