For 33 years I've been trying to tame my backyard slope. It covers 87 x 23 feet and rises at about a 45 degrees to a row of lilacs and Siberian elms.
For about 10 years it was covered with grass. Then we dug it all up and installed steps to an arbor and planted the rest with pachysandra with a few hostas here and there. Granted, I've been very lax in maintaining it, mostly weeding once in the spring and again late in summer.
This year it has just gotten out of control. Tall weeds, tree saplings, wild strawberries, bindweed. I don't have the energy to tackle it. Last year I cut the saplings at ground level and now they're like superplants.
Should I pay a company to dig it all up and start over? Is there a way to get rid of the weeds permanently? Opinions?