the width of the strip is a little more than the width of my 3 car garage which it is behind. The neighbor's yard slopes about the same, so there's no help there for designing a solution. As I said, it's around 15 or so feet from top of the hill to the bottom, one edge is just the lot line and the other edge is the side of my house. So it's just a smallish square area.
I'm not worried about "using" the space. My only concern is to be able to do something other than grass - I'm tied of cutting these hills. I can put something down to let all the grass die, but what can I do then to keep the dirt from eroding away? Would some type of landscaping barrier, covered with decorative stones or something, work? Anyone have any links for anything to give me ideas? I've been googling, but most of my hits are for retaining walls and such, something I would rather not spend the money for in this instance with the deck going in.
Thanks for any suggestions.