I will be starting my own compost bin and more raised beds in time. I am slowing adding garden soil and compost to my raised beds and lanscaping my yard to improve the look of it. I am reusing my leaves, pine staw and cones as well as kitchen refuse.
I have already attracted a rainbow scarab beatle (dung), as well as the wood roaches. Hopefully my many Citronella plants and Pitcher plants will cut down on the flies and mosquitos.
I am currently fighting with blackberry and creeper vines killing my trees and bushes. I'm working on doing everything organically, "no pesticides."