Sheet mulching is the best method to suppress existing perennial weeds. It has the advantage of being easy to lay down, pick up, relocate and store. Cutting to shape or planting through it are easy. You can replace hoeing, and turning up more weeds in its wake, by using a fabric mulch. You will avoid hoe damage to roots of fruit and veg too.
Of course, sheet protection also keeps soil warm and moist, and protects delicate fruit like strawberries and marrows… from soil contact.