I never saw a snail or slug here until about ten years ago, and then just started seeing a few. Must have brought them in from nursery stock. Today was my first day ever, mounting any kind of attack on the critters. I was policing up containers and lifted a clay pot that was nestled inside a second clay pot. There were about 20 snails between the two pots. I did a little exploring and found that anywhere I have clay pots or rounded large broken fragments piled, the snails gather in large numbers. Also, found that where my planters stand on short one inch feet, creating a small space underneath, the snail love to hang out. So first of all I went to all of those locations and collected snails, at least 100 or more. The next part of my strategy is going to be placing clay pots or curved fragments, curve down, in and around my beds. I'll make rounds every couple of days and harvest the slugs and send them to a salty death. I may also place a few covered beer traps and see how effectively that works.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.