Killing Garden Pests

Attract beneficial creatures that kill pests into your garden by providing them with food and shelter.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Nesting Box

Nesting boxes are far more likely to attract occupants if you also provide a feeding station nearby for birds to supplement scarce natural resources in winter.

Butterfly Garden

Attract butterflies and bees with flowers rich in nectar and pollen, such as sedum and buddleja, and with open blooms that insects can get into easily.

Lacewing Houses

Lacewing houses can be erected for these helpful insects whose larvae prey on a range of harmful garden pests, especially aphids.

Log Pile House

Old logs stored in an undisturbed area of your garden will provide an excellent hiding place for many helpful creatures, such as toads, frogs, newts, and beetles.

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