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Oct 11, 2017 10:37 AM CST
With no time l had plastic sheeting put on top of the front garden with wood chips put on top. I have noticed a great increase in snails. Are the two connected?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 11, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Yes, the moisture trapped under the plastic sheeting and the wood chips on top are a perfect place to live out your life, if you're a snail. The plastic sheeting will eventually sour and compact your soil making life tough on your plants.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 12, 2017 9:28 AM CST
I agree Totally !!!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 12, 2017 9:42 AM CST
So do I.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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Oct 12, 2017 10:04 AM CST
In general, the plastic sheeting is a big no-no for many reasons. I used to have it in AZ and found that scorpions loved it too.
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