Huuuuuuge bed along driveway
Hi everyone. I have a flag shaped lot with a long paved driveway. I think it's at least 300 feet long. On one side, the ground is is flat and it's just grass the whole way. On the other side, there is a 10-12 foot wide "bed" (huge mess) and the whole thing slopes up away from the driveway. Above that is the neighbors yard which is grass and it levels out up there, not much hill.
It's almost all full sun. It has some juniper, and a few small trees. My problem is that I DO NOT want to spend my time working on this 3000-4000 sq foot bed that you can't even see from the house. Some of it is covered with juniper, and yes I can pull the weeds out that grow through, but not when there is like 500 sq ft of juniper. Some of it is just bare ground, now with weeds 3 ft tall. I will not consider mulch.
I want a long term solution. The bed is too steep to mow with our tractor. Could weed whack it all periodically but that is not attractive. I'm very close to hiring a landscaper but thought you all may be able to help with some ideas about what to do with it.
My ideas so far: grass it in and buy a push mower for that area (but it's no where near any water so may be hard to get it started?) hydroseeding?
Kill it all and plant some kind of prairie grass that we can just cut down once per year (but how to keep the weeds/trees out? I do not know much about grasses