Night stalkers they are! Slugs and snails silently glide throughout your garden and eat your plants while you’re sleeping. Slugs and snails are more prevalent in high clay soils as they need the constant moisture to keep hydrated. Controlling them is tough but – as usual – I know some tricks of the trade.
Here are some effective ways to control snails and slugs in your garden:
- Use “Sluggo” slug bait to interrupt their diet.
- Use “Earth Tone” diatomaceous earth to cause membrane disruption.
- Bowl of stale beer or grape juice buried up to the rim. They slide in and drown.
- Plant slug-resistant plants.
- Remove leaf litter and debris in early spring.
Put up little signs they can read pointing the way to your neighbor’s yard!