creeping ivy

creeping ivy

on my back wall there ivy that envelops a chain link fence that basically creeps into a portion of my backyard. From what i've read the only thing I can do is to just keep trimming it. I was wondering if weedmat + stones would be an effective deterrant. I would imagine that it would do a good job of keeping ivy from popping up. I'm open to suggestions.
Random garden pics.

Random garden pics.

Feeding time at the watering hole

Feeding time at the watering hole

Apt Furnishing Opinion Wanted

Apt Furnishing Opinion Wanted

Just a little cutie to share…

Just a little cutie to share…

newbie

newbie

I am just too awesome.

I am just too awesome.