What's you take on English Ivy?
I have a large steep hill area which wraps around the back of the yard. Because it's so hard to get to I was very successful in growing massive amounts of weeds this summer. My objectivities is to plant a strong dense ground cover such as english ivy that will hopefully choke out weeds, keep the hill from eroding and stay green most of the year. This area stays hot and dry in the summer and has lots and lots of rock. The darker brown you see in the picture IS NOT good soil, but dark mulch. If I plant the ivy I'll keep it contained in that area not to endanger the trees however I am concerned about the berries it can produce once mature. I've read so many negative posts but there has been some positive posts regarding landscaping with ivy too. Any recommendations or suggestions? Do you think ivy would be a good choice? DonÂt' want to start something I may seriously regret. Thanks for your input. Pam