Weeds, few things are more annoying in the garden, simply because they always come back! Here are a few suggestions from the Oregonian on how to get rid of weeds in an ecofriendly, and SAFE(unlike herbicides) way;
1. Pull your weeds, simply because herbicides can kill the microbes you need in the soil, and they can kill you!
2. Use vinegar in a spray bottle.
3. Or simply pour some boiling water on the weeds.
Hope this helps!,
(Source: The Oregonian: Homes and Gardens of the Northwest V.0413,Issue 3)