Which plants should I plant in a weedy area?
Hi guys, I have a couple of areas on my property that I would like to improve by planting pretty plants and flowers. The big problem though is that these areas are full of weeds, including poison ivy, viny weeds, fire bush seeds, the regular kind of weeds, etc. These areas are next to a stone wall, under some trees, which are not very thick, so there is enough sun. The soil is well drained, and very light.
I pulled the above the ground weeds several times, and planted lilly-of-the-valley bulbs in the spring. Nothing came out. The weeds came back.
Another time I pulled the weeds again and planted pachysandra. Some pachysandra settled, some died, but in a month the weeds were up again, and so my pachysandra got lost among them.
I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem, and maybe some tips.
Just pulling the weeds doesn't do it. There is a great underground network of roots, and a lot of fire bush seeds (there used to be a firebush, which I cut down).
Is there any hope? What can I plant there, and how to do it correctly?