How to Get Rid of Thick Ivy Groundcover?
Have recently moved into a new house and want to put a raised bed for a vegetable garden next year in a sunny area that is covered by ivy at present. This stuff is well-established and very thick. Frankly it looks good and serves its purpose, but my priority is a vegetable garden. Is there any way to get rid of the ivy it by smothering it, or using a weed killer, or is the only solution to pull all the tendrils from the ground and rototill the area? Even then, there's risk that I won't get it all, and it could keep reappear. Any advice to begin prepping the area now, and steps to follow between now and Spring?