The best method of weed control in Fayetteville, Georgia is maintaining lush and vigorously growing turf stand. Proper cultural practices such as proper mowing, watering and fertilization are the first steps to a healthy, weed free lawn. However, because of wind, animals and foot travel weeds can still be a challenge even with the best cultural practices. Because of how weed seeds spread it may be necessary to combine cultural control with chemical control by the use of herbicides. Post emergent herbicides are applied to weeds that have germinated and are actively growing. This type of herbicide is absorbed through the plant leaves and interrupts the chemical process of plant such as photosynthesis and root growth. Post emergent herbicides are only effective on plants that are young and actively growing in your desired turf stand. They have no effect on weeds that have yet to germinate.