Friday, January 11, 2008

Toad Houses to Brighten Your Garden by Emily Weathers
Garden season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking of how to make it more exciting than last year. This year, you should start with a toad house. There are several Toad Houses now available that you would have never thought of that are so unique that will defiantly stand out from others! You can get a castle for your prince or a 70’s style house to a Toad Spaceship. Not only are these decorative, but they will help the garden as well. We know not all toads are cute, but they have their ways. Toads consume approximately 110 bugs a day, such as moths, beetles, slugs and other bugs that like to damage your garden. Now that's definitely help to your garden! To spoil the helper toad, you may want to add a garden light, which not only will accent the garden, it will attract moths and other night bugs that will definite interest the toad in a snack. After a long night of snaking away, they need a cozy, moist resting place to hide during those humid summer days.
Once the toad house is chosen, you need to find the perfect location. The toad has needs to be placed under vegetation in a discrete and moist place. If you don’t have a pond you can water this location daily with a watering can to keep it moist. Toads drink by soaking in water and absorbing it through their skin. Another option for a pond would be to make your own pond.
You would need to take a small try, or pie dish and burry I partially in the ground and fill with water. This should be placed near the house so the toad can enjoy a nice soak! Enjoy your Toad House!

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