Let the sun do the work.
Lay down a large plastic sheet to let the sun do all the hard work for you. Then all you have to do is pick up what's left in a couple of weeks.
Plant a cover crop
Weeds can't grow if there's something there already. Plant something beautiful that takes up the space. We've got red creeping thyme in some places and love it.
Fire is dangerous
Fire can be used as a tool in some places to control weeds, if it's not dangerous or a risk of burning the whole state down. Be smart with fire. Don't let your pyro sister take over.