what is the best and fastest growing ground cover for shaded areas?
I have a huge hard maple tree, and it shades a lot of my ground and I cannot get grass to grow. It just gets muddy when it rains, and I need to know what to plant that will keep it from being a muddy mess. I have a dog (lab), so I need something non toxic and hardy.
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Ivy and minor vinca are both popular choices for under tree ground covers. Here are some other suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/ground-covers-for-shade.htm