When managing weeds on your property, it's always a good idea to try eco-friendly methods, of which there are many, before contemplating more extreme measures. Anything we can do to prevent the application of harmful herbicides on our property is a good thing. Overusing herbicides can contaminate groundwater and harm beneficial plants and soil. Studies have shown that many of these chemicals remain in the soil, and harm insects and microbes that are essential to soil health.
Although today’s herbicides are more selective than in the past, they can still pose health dangers to people, animals, plants that you don't want to eradicate, soil, and biodiversity. Instead, keep weeds away with these more natural approaches.