Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
The most important aspect of your garden is that, not only is it your work of art, it also interacts, sustains and adds to the whole neighbourhood in the form of vegetation, seeds, water and food for the native wildlife. Don't be worried about the wildlife aspect; particularly in the UK because most of it is small, cuddly and sweet (our ancestors shot the rest).
If you take on extra bird feeding duties, try to maintain it, as you might be responsible for the growth in population numbers. If you do this, the rewards are huge. You can also attract extra bees, bugs, hedgehogs, slow worms and voles into your garden. All are excellent pest controllers.