Due to many trees (not on our property) and the orientation of our house, one of our side yards is very heavily shaded. It never gets direct sunlight, and maybe 1 or 2 hours of dappled sunlight. Nothing grows there except weeds. I need to plant some kind of ground cover to stop erosion.
What should I plant? (No English Ivy suggestions, please. I don't want to use anything that rodents like to get in.)
btw, I live in Birmingham, Alabama.
edit: Thanks for the ideas, but I'm really looking for a ground cover that will prevent erosion. Like things that spread out and grab the dirt (as much like a carpet of grass does as possible).