I tried this last year: it works! How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden: 1 gallon of white vinegar cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle
Use an old tire to create a small backyard pond. My kids, 3 sons, have been helping with yard work and planting. They keep asking for a pond. I think this is a great DIY project to do outside with them. Looks simple.