What to do with mess of groundcover
I need advice on how to address an area in my yard. I have a large walnut tree located 10 feet behind my house. Along the back of the house and under this tree is a huge area filled with hosta, ground cover (snow-on-the-mountain and pachysandra) and tall weeds. It looks like a huge mess! The snow-on-the-mountain is growing through the hosta and invading into the pachysandra as well as the nearby lawn. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m quite sure the previous owners planted the huge area of ground cover to hide the messy nut droppings.
My first thought was to pull everything out and re-do. But IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve learned from this forum that snow-on-the-mountain is hard to get rid of. Unfortunately I have so tons of it Ã¯Â¿Â½ so IÃ¯Â¿Â½m assuming the strongest vegetation killer would harm the tree in the processÃ¯Â¿Â½? IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve considered removing the hosta and pachysandra to make a more uniform look. IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve also considered using some thick weed barrier fabric and using mulch or rocks over it all, or even parts of it.
Any suggestions or input will be very appreciated.