Our landscape is mostly natural: cedar, prickly pear, hedgehog cactus, shrubs, foxglove flowers, random weeds, and grass-like weeds. My dad wanted me to pull all of the grass out and place it in a dumpster.
1) Weeds, green or dry make good compost, and if you're worrying about reseeding, it is possible to kill the seeds with a proper compost. And pulling all the weeds out will not stop the seeding any way unless you did this for several years while the weeds were still green. Then the weeds will eventually come back on their own.
By the way, the plants that the weeds are growing around are not being overtaken by the weeds.
2) Weeds make good mulch. Just knock them down when they're dry.
3) We're in an ecosystem where a patch of dirt full of weeds is healthier than a barren patch of dirt, and at the moment if I pulled up all the weeds there would be rock and dirt and a few plants here and there. The landscaping I'm doing will happen very slowly as I don't have a lot of money and a team.
Who is right?