Deadfast weedkiller is a concentrated herbicide that works by diluting the sachets with water. It helps to eradicate many types of weeds. The product is packaged in individual sachets. One sachet can treat 60 square metres. There are multiple sachet sizes that Deadfast offers including 6-piece, 12-piece, and 18-piece.
Let’s take a quick look on how exactly Deadfast kills weeds.
Similar to roundup pro-vantage, Deadfast weed killer is a systemic herbicide that contains the active ingredient, ammonium salt of glyphosate. It carries itself from initial contact with leaves through to the plant’s sap. Once the herbicide is absorbed and translocated through the foliage, it will target the plant’s roots to kill the weed.
After application, from the surface, it may not seem as if the weed is dying at first but soon it begins to target the shoots and leaves giving a distinct yellow colour.
Deadfast weed killer’s European inventory of existing commercial Substances (EINECS) and CAS number is 1071-83-6 / 213-997-4.
Deadfast weed killer is a herbicide that eliminates weeds such as brambles, tumbleweed, thistles, crabgrass, ivy, chickweed, prostrate knotweed, woody weeds, trees, dandelion, orchardgrass and much more.
It is non-selective which means it kills any plant that it comes into contact with so you need to be careful when using. Consider the Hozelock wonder weeder if you wish to convert deadfast into a selective herbicide which does not kill wanted plants.
This herbicide is intended for use on paths, patios, wasteland, and any plot of land that is filled with unwanted vegetation. Mostly, it clears the affected area of weeds and allows for re-planting and sowing of desired plants.
Here are the instructions for using this product:
- Break open the sachet and pour the 100ml of concentrate weed killer into a garden sprayer.
- Pour 900 millilitres of water into the garden sprayer and mix thoroughly
- Using the lowest setting on your garden sprayer nozzle, spray lightly over the leaves of the unwanted weeds.
- Avoid runoff of the weed killer into the drainage system.
The optimal time to use this herbicide is between spring and autumn. This is the stage when weeds are actively growing and are the easiest to eliminate. After application, you will begin to see results typically within a month. At first, you may only see a minor change in the colour of the weeds, but this means the weed killer is working on the plant’s internal root system.
If you are dealing with tough woody weeds, you need to first clear the area to expose the stem or trunk. To do this, you need to use a rotavator or a brush cutter to cut through the unwanted plants. After cutting back the plants, apply Deadfast within a couple of days.
When handling this product you need to adhere to the safety precautions listing in the data sheet. Follow the guidelines below for a safe and pleasurable spraying experience.
- Avoid contact with skin. If contact occurs, wash affected area thoroughly with water and soap.
- Do not empty into drains or contaminate water as it can prove itself harmful to the environment
- Store product in a safe, well-ventilated area at room temperature
- Dispose empty containers at a civic amenity site.
- Be careful when applying to weeds near kerb edges and road gullies
- Wear appropriate gloves, protect clothing such as overalls, eye goggles, and face mask.
All in all, Deadfast is a good weed killer that is concentrated and strong enough to control many types of weeds. Moreover, it is affordably priced and can last through multiple weeding tasks. It renders weed dead in a time period that is fast!
- Affordable pricing
- Works on many types of weeds
- Systemic action kills weeds from the roots
- Individual sachets make it easy to use
- Some buyers find it less powerful than industrial weed killers
- Some customers have reported slow results.
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