Life Gardens

Thursday 22 February 2018

How to keep the slugs in your garden under control

Marie Staunton

Q Have you any tips on keeping slugs under control? My garden is plagued by them at the moment.

MARIE SAYS: I have tried the lot and find beer traps to be quite good. Thankfully we don't have too many problems with slugs and snails due to the amount of native birds that inhabit the hedges and trees in the garden.

Planting up some parts of the garden with native trees and shrubs will encourage the birds in – and they in turn will feed on the slugs. I tend not to use chemicals as I prefer the organic approach.

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