Ivy plants can make a good ground cover. Ivy works well in places where other plants may be difficult to maintain, such as a steep slope. While versatile and fast growing, ivy vegetation tends toward invasiveness. Choose ivy for ground cover carefully and keep it maintained for the best results.
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