Horticultural vinegar is a keen way to kill weeds without nasty chemicals. It doesn't kill every weed in the book, but it's pretty effective on many, especially the young ones.
Horticultural vinegar is stronger than ordinary vinegar, so treat it with care (as you would any other strong acid). Weeds sprayed with this substance often die within a couple of hours. Your yard will smell like a salad for a bit; otherwise, the vinegar is environmentally benign. Some nurseries carry horticultural vinegar, and a few of the mail-order garden supply places also offer it.
As of this writing there's some controversy over horticultural vinegar's registration with the EPA as an herbicide; hopefully this issue will be resolved by the time you read this book.
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