looking for groundcover for mostly sun
I would like to shrink my lawn and convert a large part of my front yard to groundcover. I was thinking ivy, but a landscaper suggested vinca instead so it won't grow up the trees (there are a few of them) and attract bugs to the trees. Part of the area is part shade, but more is full sun. It's on a slight slope. I'm in zone 7 in Chapel Hill NC and want something that will survive the summers and winters, need minimal watering and not grow tall. I had some border vinca in the area before and it did very well but grew too tall for the look I want. Does anyone have a suggestion for a ground cover for this situation, a particular variety of vinca or ivy or anything else? Ajuga? THANKS! I don't mind watering about once per week.