Earthworms are excellent soil aerators. They burrow through the soil, creating channels that allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the root zone of plants.
Ladybugs are natural predators of aphids and other garden pests. By releasing ladybugs into your garden, you can help control insect infestations without the need for chemical pesticides.
Bees, especially native pollinators, play a vital role in pollinating flowers and crops. They help increase fruit and vegetable yields by facilitating fertilization.
Butterflies are also important pollinators and can help increase the diversity of plant species in your garden. Planting nectar-rich flowers attracts butterflies to your garden.
Many birds, such as sparrows and finches, feed on insects and weed seeds. By providing birdhouses, water sources, and bird-friendly plants, you can encourage these helpful creatures to visit your garden.
Toads and frogs are natural insect predators, consuming a wide variety of garden pests, including slugs and snails.
Bats are nighttime insect hunters, and some species can consume thousands of insects in a single night, reducing the population of garden pests.
If you have a compost bin or pile, adding specific types of worms like red wigglers can help break down organic matter and create nutrient-rich compost for your garden.