I have a large, lush mat of ivy (I believe it is English Ivy) that I am in the process of transplanting, and I need some advice. We removed the ivy from its original spot (on the side of a slope underneath a Magnolia tree - the owner wanted it gone because she was afraid it would choke the tree) as a continuous mat about 10sq ft (cut into three sections for transport). The area we want to transplant it to is out front yard, which is a flat area contained on all sides with concrete. We loosened up the soil and incorporated some mulch, added slow release fertilizer pellets, wetted it down, and laid the ivy mat pieces on top (this was yesterday). Then we sprinkled some miracle grow potting soil on top of it (about 1/4 inch) and wetted it down again to try to semi-cover any exposed roots. I've been watering it twice a day, morning and evening, since then.
My question is, is this a reasonably good way to go about transplanting a mat of ivy, or is there something more/different that I can do to encourage it to take root successfuly? I've never done this before, and while I know ivy is hardy, I want to do the best job I can.
Thanks for any advice!