Slugs and snails are active most of the year, but they are a particular problem in the spring when they have many young.

Garden snails and slugs eat vegetables and ornamental plants, especially seedlings and plants with young and tender leaves.

Slugs and snails are mostly active after dark, especially when it's warm and humid.

They can quickly eat and destroy various plants.

A gardening expert has shared with Express.co.uk readers how to avoid slugs and snails in the garden.

One of the best methods, supported by some of the most experienced breeders and growers, is an aqueous solution of garlic.

This is a natural way to repel both slugs and snails that won't cause any harm to the environment.

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To make a homemade spray, start by boiling two full cloves of garlic in a pot of water.

Crush each clove to extract as much garlic juice as possible.

Strain the solution through a sieve and prepare a solution by mixing two tablespoons of garlic decoction with five liters of water.

Use this product to spray or water your plants once a week and after rain if they want to get the best results.

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The garden should be sprayed until October.

After that, slugs and snails become less active.

Store water outside in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator.

The once prepared solution can be used throughout the season.