Birds are one of those critters that can be both good and bad in your garden. Birds help with pest control eating a wide variety of insects including aphids, caterpillars, mosquitos, and spiders.
How to Attract or Encourage:
- First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests.
Attract birds by having many different covers for them to use to hide from various predators or weather. Birds like trees, vines, and shrubs.
Birds can also cause problems by eating your tomatoes and other fruits. Placing bird netting over problem areas can keep them focused on hunting for worms instead of eating your fruit!
You can also keep birds away from those areas you do not want them in by using a motion activated sprinkler to scare them away!