What to plant on a creek 'shelf'??
I have what I call a 'shelf' down at our creek which is, of course, sandy and which stays wet all year. I have two Louisiana Iris planted there, a Spiderwort and have just planted Cinnamon Fern and Tiarella. But, there are at least a million baby birch trees I pull up by the handfuls, various grasses and weeds in rampant abundance. Is there something I can plant there that will choke out the weeds? I don't want to plant something invasive such as the Loosestrife's as this creek feeds directly into a river and on into the water system. Thanks for any advice anyone can offer? (And I hope I posted this in the correct spot).