If you’ve tried everything to keep pests from your garden this summer—including pesticides, bug zappers, and anything else you can think of—maybe it’s time to try a different approach: attracting their predators. Goldfinches are a great asset to any backyard garden, because they eat a ton of unwanted guests, like aphids, fleas, caterpillars, and an assortment of beetles.
Exactly how can you get these yellow and black birds to your yard, though? You can start by planting some of their favorite things—brightly colored flowers. The seedheads of these blooms attract goldfinches because it’s one of their sources of food (including your unwanted insects) and will have them visiting your garden on the regular.
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