We have a thick layer of bark chips in our flower beds. The lady at the store recommended 4-6 inches to keep the weeds at bay. It has worked wonderfully. However, we now have a SLUG problem. They love hanging out in the moist woodchips and come out at night to chomp on my new perennials.
My hubby and i are very frustrated. Should we even be using bark chips? Should we even use some type of mulch ground cover between our plants?? My sister had a wonderful garden wtih no wood chips and her soil always looked great. Our soil is a little clayey and compacts easily and I just can't see it looking well.
I'm so confused about what to do! My hubby wants to get rid of the chips to eliminate the snails. But i don't want to be pulling weeds the rest of the summer either.
What to do? What do you do??