My garden is utterly overrun with ants this year & ants 'farm' aphids on soft plants & young trees which really suffer. The aphids are really large this year & overtaking my plants. There appear to be no predators for the ants. I haven't dug for a year or two so the ground is like concrete. I don't think there's many worms around. But there are ant homes at the base of many plants. It appears out of balance compared to years gone by. Do you think this is down to my lack of digging?
For what it's worth my hedges are overgrown & chock full of birds. But the birds only seem to want berries & not the ants. What can I do to restore balance?
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