Create a frog friendly habitat in your garden

There are several ways to attract frogs to your garden. A pond with some water plants and grasses around the edge, will attract frogs to lay their eggs. Once the tadpoles have grown, your garden will have more frogs. Frogs live in damp conditions.  Native ferns and grasses (Tussock grasses), ground covers (native violets ) and clumping plants (such as the Grassy Mat Rush and Flax Lillies) are ideal.

Tadpoles need ponds with grasses and clumping plants.  Too many plants in a pond will block out sunlight and cause algal growth. Frogs need plants and leaf litter to hide under.

Water plants need to planted in the pond to provide food and shelter for tadpoles. Native grasses should be planted around the edge so that when they grow, the leaves drape into the water. This provides a lovely damp canopy for frogs to shelter beneath.

A potential problem for frogs and tadpoles… if you place a fountain in your pond, expect the frog eggs and small tadpoles to be vitamised in the pump. Larger tadpoles will probably clog smaller pipes.

For more plant ideas and suggestions read our page on how to create a frog friendly habitat with beautiful plants

 http://www.wyeenursery.com.au/create-a-frog-friendly-habitat-with-beautiful-water-plants/

blooming creamy white lotus

blooming creamy white lotus

Tiny frogs and pond plants

blooming water lily

blooming water lily

Tiny frog on pond plant

Tiny frog on pond plant

Tiny frogs and pond plants

Tiny frogs and pond plants

Tiny Frog on pond plant

Tiny Frog on pond plant

Lotus and water lillies

Lotus and water lillies

Water Lily in a pond

Water Lily in a pond

Water Lily

Water Lily

Beautiful water lily flower

Beautiful water lily flower

Water Lily

Water Lily

Flowering pond plants Waterlily and lotus

Flowering pond plants Waterlily and lotus

Frog friendly habitat at Wyee Nursery

Frog friendly habitat at Wyee Nursery

Tadpole on lily pad

Tadpole on lily pad

Lily pad with tiny frog

Lily pad with tiny frog

Tiny frog hiding among pond plants

Tiny frog hiding among pond plants

Tiny frog on a leaf

Tiny frog on a leaf

Pond plant leaf with tiny frog

Pond plant leaf with tiny frog