Deal with slugs & snails organically
If, like me, you have had problems with slugs and snails munching their way through your lovely plants, then I recommend the wildlife-friendly I used to deal with them.
First, start by making your garden more attractive to the many creatures that eat slugs and snails. Ground beetles, hedgehogs and garden birds will all happily feast on them.
Then, I ordered a nematode product specifically for slugs and snails from the garden centre. These microscopic worms attack slugs and snails but are harmless to everything else. They are active when the soil is warm, so will work right into the autumn, reducing the numbers of slugs and snails that will lay eggs next spring. It’s simply a matter of mixing a powder with water in a watering can and then applying using a sprinkle bar around the garden. The key is to try different types of control to help you protect vulnerable plants and to plan ahead.
Angela McGuire Howth, Co Dublin