ground cover, tolerates shade and some foot traffic?
I'm not much of a gardner so would appreciate any suggestions. We've just bought a house with a mess of a backyard--ivy, poison ivy, trash bushes and trees all growing up around some nice mature trees. I'd like to clear the mess out and plant something that will tolerate dry shade and some foot traffic--4 year old son and soon to be dog. I get the impression this is a tall order. Any suggestions for a native (or at least non-invasive) goundcover for this situation?