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DIY Toad Houses and Bee Baths [VIDEO]

DIY Toad Houses and Bee Baths [VIDEO]

We share a lot of DIY projects for your home and garden, but this time we're highlighting a DIY project that benefits our environment's amphibians and insects! Keep reading for all you need to know about toad houses and bee baths.

Toad Houses

Green and blue painted toad houses made out of planters.If you have a yard, you've probably seen a toad or two. Even if you haven't seen them, they're still there—toads are usually more active later in the evening. Toads are beneficial for our environment: they eat bugs, dig holes, and find grubs. And we can help them by making cozy toad-sized homes.

All it takes is a broken pot, a "door" cut into a plastic pot, or a section of wide PVC pipe. The best part? Add your own artistic flair to your toad homes before placing them in your lawn or garden!

Bee Baths

Clay tray filled with stones and water.Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are important both for plants and our environment. But did you know that pollinators need water just like any other animal? Providing water for them can be challenging because we don't want standing water or mosquitos. Bees can't use a birdbath because they don't have anything to stand on if the water is too deep. That's where bee baths come in handy! Simply fill a pie plate or sink top with stones and water.

Create with Jan

If you're curious about making your own toad houses or bee baths, make sure to watch ReStore Manager Jan's latest segment on WCCO for DIY Friday.

ReStore is Here for Your DIY Needs!

ReStore can help make your yard more toad- and pollinator-friendly. Stop by our two convenient locations in Minneapolis and New Brighton to see what supplies and inspiration you can find! Sign up for our Hot Deals emails or VIP texts before you shop to save even more.

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