Birds are perfect ways to help keep those destructive pests from destroying your garden. One of the best ways to attract them over to your garden is by leaving a bit of extra food. After they are done with that they will go and pick at bugs in your garden.

Use a mixture of black sunflower seeds and millets, this mixture will attract insect eating birds like jays, robins, and wrens.

You can also try using birdbaths and birdhouses with the correct size entry to keep birds nearby. The longer they are around, they more insects they will eat.


Planting common zinnias in your garden will attract ladybugs, who feed on aphids. Plant zinnias all over your garden, especially vegetable gardens to protect your greens like broccoli and cauliflower.

Pollinating Insects

Trees and vegetables with fruiting flowers need help from pollinating insects, you can attract them by using a spray of this mixture.

Boil one fourth of a cup of sugar in one cup of water until it is completely dissolved. Let the solution cool to room temperature. Add two quarts of water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray on your garden to attract pollinating insects.