Slugs Good For The Garden

 

 

The last thing a gardener wants to see in the garden, or on a plant, is a slug. But while a lot of slugs aren't good for a garden, some slugs are actually helpful.

Slugs help to break down old debris and plants and help to create compost right in the garden.

Slugs are also excellent prey for other beneficials in the garden. Toads, frogs, lizards and garter snakes all eat slugs, and their cousin, the snail.

You can control slugs but you will never completely eradicate them from your garden.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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