Use this gardening tips to green your outdoor space and making it more eco-friendly, natural space. Ladybugs and lacewings eat aphids such as black-fly that destroy crops, so welcoming those friendly bugs by planting bright flowers such as sunflowers and marigold and create places where these bugs can shelter. Put up birdfeeders and nesting boxes to encourage them to visit your garden so they will also eat slugs, snails, grubs, caterpillars and other pests that destroy plants. Consider two or more companion planting will help to ward off pests sometimes.
Put a band of copper, water –displacement spray or petroleum jelly to deter the slugs and snails. Set up traps for garden pests; sink yogurt cups filled with milk or beer into the ground or leave some hollowed-out grapefruit halves around your plants. Set up a compost bin; a mix of vegetable peelings, garden waste and fibrous woody brown material like paper or cardboard – provide the right conditions for encouraging compost-making bugs. Have a look at these 64 eco-friendly landscaping design for front yard and backyard below.