Attracting toads/frogs to your garden

Frogs and other amphibians are important creatures, essential to our ecosystem. Providing them with a safe space in your garden is a great way to support their numbers while also gain the benefits of their pest-eating tendencies.



The best way to encourage frogs to visit your garden is by building a pond. Ponds are vital for amphibians as they are where they reproduce. Frogs rely on a network of ponds so that they can move safely between habitats, so the more ponds in your neighborhood that are readily available, the better.

There are a few key things to remember when building a pond:

  • Build your pond in an area with partial sun/partial shade and make it around 60cm deep.
  • Ensure at least one side of your pond slopes to a shallow area, to allow frogs to enter safely. If this isn’t possible, adding a ramp or stones and rocks (which the frogs can use as ‘stepping stones’) works too.
  • Provide vital cover around the pond edges with plants, rocks and vegetation. These areas will also work as habitats for wildlife visiting the pond.
  • Steer clear of introducing fish into your pond – they eat frogspawn and tadpoles and therefore should be avoided if you’re looking to make a pond for frogs.

Toads/ Frogs like damp, cool spots and therefore need access to areas nearby the pond where they can hide away from the sun and potential predators. Give them places to hide by creating messy areas full of leaves, log piles and vegetation. Alternatively, placing some plant pots on their sides and partially burying them will provide much-needed shelter for any frogs visiting your garden. Chemicals are a big no-no if you want to attract frogs to your garden. This is because frogs breathe and drink through their skin, so they are particularly sensitive to toxic chemicals. As frogs eat the majority of pests anyway, there is no need for pesticides in a frog-friendly garden.

Why attract frogs/ toads to the garden?

By attracting frogs and other amphibians to your garden, you are effectively providing them with a place to live and breed. While frogs might seem in abundance in certain areas, their numbers are actually in decline due to loss of breeding habitat – many ponds are often filled for building development. By building a pond in your garden you can help bring those numbers up and encourage biodiversity.

Another benefit of attracting frogs to your garden is that they are excellent pest-eaters. Frogs, newts, and toads are all brilliant at gobbling up slugs, snails and other invertebrates, so you can count on them to keep your garden pest-free.

Adding a frog house to the garden can help keep your little frogs stay safe. Place it on bare ground out of direct sunshine, near a pond or damp area of the garden. Many amphibians will also appreciate the addition of moss or stones to the inside of the house to keep it cool and humid.

You can find several frog house ideas on Pinterest, you can follow our Gardening board to see ideas!

Frogs like damp, cool spots and therefore need access to areas nearby the pond where they can hide away from the sun and potential predators. Give them places to hide by creating messy areas full of leaves, log piles and vegetation. Alternatively, placing some plant pots on their sides and partially burying them will provide much-needed shelter for any frogs visiting your garden. Chemicals are a big no-no if you want to attract frogs to your garden. This is because frogs breathe and drink through their skin, so they are particularly sensitive to toxic chemicals. As frogs eat the majority of pests anyway, there is no need for pesticides in a frog-friendly garden.

Why attract frogs to the garden?

By attracting frogs and other amphibians to your garden, you are effectively providing them with a place to live and breed. While frogs might seem in abundance in the UK, their numbers are actually in decline due to loss of breeding habitat – many ponds are often filled for building development. By building a pond in your garden you can help bring those numbers up and encourage biodiversity.

Another benefit of attracting frogs to your garden is that they are excellent pest-eaters. Frogs, newts, and toads are all brilliant at gobbling up slugs, snails and other invertebrates, so you can count on them to keep your garden pest-free.

Adding a frog house to the garden can help keep your little frogs stay safe. Place it on bare ground out of direct sunshine, near a pond or damp area of the garden. Many amphibians will also appreciate the addition of moss or stones to the inside of the house to keep it cool and humid.

You can find several frog house ideas on Pinterest, you can follow our Gardening board to see ideas!

Published by Our new blog name The-dirty-hoe.com

I am a mother, wife, and artist. My true passions are art,environmental awareness, and gardening. I have an Etsy shop where you can find my products are all designed and created by me,help of my computer program, and my 3D printer creating a one of a kind design for your home or office.I am inspired by nature every day and being blessed by living near the ocean gives me the opportunity to find inspiration to bring into my shop and my blog posts.I try to be creative in my designs and I love sharing tips and new ideas in my blogs.

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