Having completed the previous procedures:
Step 1: Consider the proposed area of enclosure and clear it using nematodes
It may be more convenient to complete the loop enclosing small areas before positioning Slugbandit. However, large loops using Extension Kits will be unwieldy and are best completed in situ.
Another consideration is the plants themselves. It may be safer for plants and easier for you to thread Slugbandit around the area first if the plants are already established.
The shape of the loops does not have to be circular but, to avoid straining the parts, any radius (bend) should be greater than 8 cm [3 in]. An ordinary mug has much too small a radius.
In cold weather the plastic will become stiffer and is best bent firmly but slowly.
Step 2: Once SlugBandIt is in the right place, it should be eased into the ground up to the line of the rib marked "PLANTING DEPTH" as shown below whilst checking that important roots are not being damaged .
Step 3: Clear away any leaves or fronds etc. and anything else that could provide a bridge or a ladder which pests might use to gain entry.