I'm looking for a ground cover for a bare patch of lawn.
The area is about 25'x50', is located beneath a large Sugar Maple, and is bordered on 2 sides by a tree line (Box Elder and woody brush). Once the trees leaf out the entire area is very shaded, all day. I have some hostas that grow well here, but I've had no luck with grass. I am in zone 4 and get heavy amounts of snow.
Vinca minor seems to be recommended here frequently; would this be a good choice for me? Are there others?
I need something that will tolerate some traffic (foot and paw), as well as the heavy shade. I'd rather plant something here than use mulch, if at all possible. Thanks very much!