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Ridding Your Garden of Slugs and Snails

A non-toxic solution for a most destructive pest

Gary Junken

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.

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