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Wool Slug Barrier

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



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.


  • 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.



Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

A good safe product
Everyone is delighted with this. Safe when you have grandchildren in the garden who are curious and want to look and touch everything they see. Plants are happier too Review by Peaceful / (Posted on 31/05/2020)
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