7 Natural Ways To Protect Your Garden From Snails and Slugs
Snails and slugs are the bane of many gardeners, because they can devastate a vegetable crop in a few days. Instead of letting them take over your beloved garden, take action to get rid of the slugs that are ruining your plants.
In this article, I will show you 7 ways how to get rid of snails and slugs quickly and efficiently.
1. Beer Traps
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To make your own beer traps, simply bury a recycled can or plastic container in the soil and fill it with beer. Snails and slugs will be attracted to the beer (because it contains yeast and the carbohydrates) go for a sip, fall into the cup and drown.
2. Crushed Egg Shell
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Crushed egg shells will deter snails and slugs from your garden vegetable plants due to its abrasiveness to their soft bodies. Additionaly, egg shells providing calcium and other nutrients to the soil.
3. Use Sandpaper to Deter Slugs
Sandpaper as egg shells is too painful for the snails and slugs to cross.
4. Catch Slugs with Citrus
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Another great alternative is to put citrus rinds around the yard, that are very attractive to snails.
5. Salt Solution
Sprinkle the salt around your plants. The salt dries them out, so they won’t go near it. Don’t put the salt on the plants, it will kill them!
6. Coffee Grounds
Also using old coffee grounds are recommended as a way to keep slugs and snails at bay. Coffee makes a great fertilizer too!
7. Chickens Or Ducks
Got Chickens or ducks? Let them loose in your garden, they love eat highly nutritious slugs and snails.
If you know more methods how to get rid of snails out of the garden, share your tips in the comments below.