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How To Make A Toad House


When creating a backyard habitat, don't forget about the toads! Toads eat thousands of insects from vegetable gardens and flower beds, helping to keep your garden bug-population low.

Turn old or broken flower pots into toad houses - this is a simple, fun project you can do with your kids that can be put together in no time.

What You Need

  • A flower pot or coffee can
  • A small shovel or trowel
  • A handful of leaves
  1. Embellish the outside of your flower pot or coffee can, if desired. You can do this with waterproof paint or by gluing pebbles to the sides.
  2. Pick out a cool, shady spot in your garden. Dig a small hole that is still large enough to accommodate your container when it is laying on its side.
  3. Drop the container into your hole, and bury the bottom half. (Toads love to burrow, so it's important to create a dirt floor)
  4. Stick a handful of leaves inside the container to serve as bedding material.

Tips:

  1. Make sure there's a water source near your toad house. Even a saucer of water will do the trick.
  2. If you have pets, keep your toad house out of areas that they frequent.
  3. Turn your broken flower pots into toad houses. They work just as well as undamaged pots.
  4. Place a wet rag inside the house, under the leaves, to keep it cool and moist - this will help to attract toads to this new abode!

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