I have some beutiful english ivy in various parts of my property. There is one small section of it in a bed on the side of my house that I'd like to remove. Currently there are no shrubs there and I'd like to plant some to improve drainage and the view. Removing the ivy has been an endless chore and although musch is gone it is still impossible to get a shovel through. Does anyone have suggestion? I'd prefer something orgainic if possible since we have dogs.