I have a steep hill on one side of my home (20' down x 100' across) that is a pain and unsafe to mow. The top of the hill flattens about 10' from my home and the bottom is an unfinished lot that isn't maintained. The problem is that anyone turning on my road can see the hill prominently so I'd rather it not go wild.
What can I do to keep it under control without having to mow or weed constantly?
I live in the upper midwest and the hill faces the east. Hard landscaping isn't an option given that the bottom of the hill butts up to the property and would be demolished once the neighbor lot is developed.