Each gardener knows how much harm to our future crop can cause snails and how much effort needs to be made in order to effectively conduct a struggle with them.
But before, I would like to note that snails bring benefits to our gardens, performing a sanitary function. They are able to process damaged or dead plants, which then will positively affect the fertility of the soil.
Therefore, you should not take too hard struggle with snails. There is a need for this when there are a lot of snails in the garden and they begin to harm and destroy garden and garden crops.
In this situation, urgent measures must be taken and correctly deal with them.
Manual collection of snails is the simplest, but very laborious way of struggle. Often it is not possible to defeat them, collecting snails with hands.
To increase the efficiency of manual assembly of these mollusks, you can plant a dill between the ridges. They love him very much, and will be assembled on dill. You just have to collect them in time.
You can try to make an artificial obstacle for snails. As this, it is recommended to use sawdust, finely crushed eggshells or wood ash. Snails will not be able to overcome such obstacles. Although, after the rain, everything will have to be done again, since rain will compact bulk materials, and pests will again climb to plants.
You can try to scare the snails with smells and the taste of garlic, onion, parsley and sage. They do not like them and try to leave. Therefore, plant these crops among your beds.
Where a lot of snails accumulated, you can spray this place with a solution of tobacco dust and lime prepared in a proportion of 1 to 1 by 250 milligrams of water (10 square meters of area).
Do not allow overgrowth of the garden and summer cottage. Since, where there is a lot of vegetation, there will always be a lot of snails.
Snekings combat measures
All “procurements” near the sheds and fences must be pumped out, avoiding the fact that there were thickets of grass and nettles with burdocks.
Compost heaps and garbage dumps should be sprinkled with large salt. Sprinkling should be done in dry weather closer to the night. At this time, snails begin to crawl out for feeding. You can sprinkle during the day, provided that at this time there is no morning at all. By morning, you will find a lot of dead snails. But you should not abuse salt, so as not to harm the cultivated plants that you protect.
If you decide to collect mollusks with your hands, then prepare a bucket with a solution of salt (proportion: 1 liter of water – 1 tablespoon of salt). In this solution it is necessary to throw collected pests. Snails will not get out of it and die.
If there are especially expensive plants for you, then it is recommended to sprinkle them around the thunderstorm or the like. Snails immediately die as soon as they sniff this tool.
To preserve small seedlings planted in a greenhouse from the invasion of snails, it is necessary to plant seedlings in pots on the legs. Legs, pots should be put in containers with water. Then the snails will not get to the plants.
On the site you need to make tracks from the cheaps. Snails do not like to crawl over them and try to avoid this. The more such paths, the more difficult it is to crawl from place to place to snails.
With snails without houses (slugs), you can fight effectively using the following technique. It is necessary to dig into the ground banks (for example, from under sour cream) to the sides and fill them with beer. Slugs die as soon as this low -alcohol drink swallows. Such traps should be set in the evening when snails come out of shelters.