Crab grass and bermuda grass are big contenders in our backyard area. I don't mind them growing in the lawn (if it's green and mows, it lives), but when they begin invading our patio, sidewalk, driveway, and flower beds, it's time to do something.
A few years ago, I tested some DIY weed killers, including plain boiling water, and I loved the results. (https://thekitchengarten.com/diy-weed-killers-tested/) The boiling water was great, because it was always on hand, but the constant boiling and carrying the water in and out of the house was a bit of a hassle.
So after a few years of tweaking the DIY weed killer recipe, I have finally settled on a combination that I like. It takes minutes of mix and I can knock out all of the weeds in one session, instead of the constant back and forth.
*As a note, I do not use this DIY weed killer, or any other, in my .
Replace the lid on the sprayer, and gently swirl around the ingredients. You don’t want to shake it so vigorously that the soap foams too much.
Pump up your sprayer, and wet the weeds with your DIY weed killer solution.