GC to replace English Ivy & allow for other plants
I spent several backbreaking months of clearing English Ivy from a small woodland area of my yard with several small trees, azaleas, a rhody, hydrangeas, ferns, hostas, a few hellebores.
I need to replace the ivy with something that won't choke out the others, and can be easliy contained from spreading into the lawn. The area is partly sunny to full shade. It also needs to be sturdy, as I have dog that runs through it, chasing anything that moves.
I really do not know much about ground covers so I am open to all suggestions. I have seen wild ginger at one of the local nurseries, but do not know if it would be suitable or not.