- The most important consideration is to refrain from using any commercial pesticides. Research environmentally friendly ways of deterring those critters that eat your plants but do remember that they are the food for the birds that you want to entice into your space.
- Create an exclusion area where you spend little time and allow nature to take its course. Do leave a log to decay and provide insect food. If you position this area so that it is visible from your patio you will have a bird’s eye view of the visitors to your garden.