I have this large bed at the front of my house. Its filled with ivy. I kind of liked that when I first moved in here last summer but over the fall and winter it has kind of become an eyesore. Im wondering if i should get rid of it and replace with some low shrubs and other plantings or keep it and clean it up. It gets very little sun during the summer because of the trees above so that will limit me on what I can replace it with. I seem to keep coming up with reasons to get rid of it but I actually like the look of ivy so im kind of torn about this.
My pros for it are:
-its kind of good looking as long as its clean.
-its green and full all year round
-grows fast and covers the ground good
My cons for it are:
-full of leaves from above trees