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Wool Slug Barrier

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Wool Slug Barrier
€7.70

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Slug barrier made from wool.  Comes in a 5m roll, 10cm depth.  More details below.

Description

Details

What is it?

  • Thick roll of matted wool that you place around your beds or attach to your raised bed.
  • Can be anchored down with garden pins
  • Slugs will not cross the barrier so your lettuces can grow in peace.

How does it work?

  • Slugs sense the salt from the sheeps sweat glands - salt is a no go area for slugs.
  • Wool fibres have very fine scales on them with tiny barbs which irritates the slugs preventing them going across the pellets.
  • In order to overcome the curled fibers and the sheep's sweat, snails would have to produce a lot of mucus. They run the risk of drying out, which is why they avoid the wool.
  • Harmless to children, cats, dogs, birds and other wildlife.

Benefits

  • Will improve soil structure as it degrades.
  • Water-saving - Wool stores up to 33% of its weight in water which is slowly released.
  • Fertilizer - sheep wool contains important nutrients for the plant, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
  • Pure natural product - sustainable and renewable.
  • Sheep wool does not have to be artificially produced. The producer is the sheep.
  • Can also be used in hanging baskets and tubs to stop the soil drying our as the wool attracts and locks in moisture into the soil.
  • Will last between 18-24 months.
  • 100% biodegradable.
  • Made in Austria.

 

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