Snails and their no-shelled cousins, slugs, are a common problem in many gardens. Sometimes they're imported with new plants, and once introduced to the terrain, hard to eliminate. Getting rid of them without using poisons has been a quest for landscape designer and "old rose" collector, Andrew Schulman, for years. His solution, known to some gardeners, may come as a surprise to you.
Andrew Schulman is Fine Gardening author and landscape designer in Seattle, Washington, who collects old roses for his garden.