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Frog Habitats & Accessories

Welcome to our garden Frog Habitats and Accessories category, which is dedicated to helping you transform your outdoor space into a thriving sanctuary for amphibians. Here, you'll find a curated selection of products designed to attract frogs and toads to your outdoor space and provide them with the ideal environment to flourish.

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Are frogs good for gardens?

Having garden frogs and toads can bring many delightful benefits to you and your outdoor space, making them valuable allies in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Natural Pest Control: Frogs and toads are voracious predators of insects that are considered a nuisance, such as mosquitoes, flies, ants, and slugs. By preying on these pests, they help keep their populations in check, reducing the need for chemical pesticides in your garden.
  • Balanced Ecosystem: Amphibians occupy an essential place in the food chain, serving as both predators and prey. Their presence helps maintain balance within the ecosystem by regulating the populations of various organisms, contributing to overall biodiversity.
  • Indicator Species: Frogs are highly sensitive to changes in environmental conditions, including water quality and habitat degradation. Their presence (or absence) can serve as an indicator of the overall health of the ecosystem. A thriving population of frogs and toads indicates a healthy environment with clean water and suitable habitat conditions.
  • Educational Opportunities: Observing amphibians in your garden provides excellent educational opportunities for children and adults alike. By learning about their life cycles, behaviours, and ecological roles, individuals can develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world and become more environmentally conscious.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The croaking calls of frogs and the hopping movements of toads add charm and character to the garden. Their presence can create a tranquil atmosphere and contribute to the overall ambience of outdoor spaces, enhancing the enjoyment of spending time in the garden.

What do garden frogs eat?

One significant advantage of caring for garden frogs, toads and other wild amphibians is that they require no supplemental feeding. They mainly rely on a diet of insects and small invertebrates, and a flourishing garden, with flowers and vegetation, can provide them with just that. Typical foods for garden frogs and toads mainly consist of insects such as, flies, mosquitoes, beetles, ants, caterpillars, spiders, and worms. Slugs and snails are also a favourite food for frogs and toads which is great for gardeners who wish to protect their plants from being eaten.

Can frogs live in a garden without a pond?

If you have frogs in garden but no pond, they can still thrive in your outdoor space. While ponds provide an ideal habitat for frogs and are beneficial for their breeding, frogs can also thrive in gardens with alternative water sources such as shallow containers, birdbaths, or even just moist areas. Click here to shop our wildlife water dishes.

What should I do if I find a frog in my garden?

It's usually best to leave frogs and toads alone if found in the garden. If you have a pond, the frog will instinctively find it and go there on its own accord. But it's also worth noting that frogs typically spend more time out of garden ponds than within them, only utilising the water for breeding purposes or to regulate body temperature. Even without a pond, they will thrive in the shelter of tall grass or beneath bushes. Therefore, it's best to leave the frogs and toads be.

Should I move a frog from my garden?

If the frog or toad is caught or at risk, move it to a different garden area that offers protection from predators and harsh weather conditions. This might include places like a compost heap, beneath a garden shed, or near dense foliage. Remember, it doesn't necessarily have to be moved to a pond.