Ever consider adding a frog house to your garden? You may want to make a frog house in your garden as an invitation to a frog to come and live in your yard. You can create garden artwork and a wildlife habitat in your yard at the same time. Making a frog house is also a great gardening project to do with kids.
When a frog is attracted to your yard, you will also have a natural way of eliminating your yard of pesty bugs and insects. A frog is a valuable little friend to have because it will repay you many times over by eating insects and cutworms that could damage your flowers and vegetables.
Directions For Making a Frog House
Here’s how to build a frog house and let a frog know your garden is open for business. You will be recycling, as well.
Find a clay pot. It can be as small as six inches, but can also be bigger. You can also recycle other items to use for the frog house. You can cut a hole in a bowl or margarine tub and place it upside down. You can use a coffee can as long as it doesn’t have sharp edges.
Lay the pot on its side in a moist, shady spot in your garden. Push the pot down into the soil a bit so it is stable and doesn’t blow away. Bury about one-third of it in the dirt. The pot can even be cracked or broken–if so, be sure to put the damaged part under the soil.
Place the saucer from the clay pot near the frog house and fill it with water. Any shallow saucer or pan can be used for the frog pool. Your new frog friend will enjoy sitting in this water, as a frog absorbs water through its skin instead of drinking it. If you want the frog pool to be pretty, you can add colored aquarium stones.
That’s all there is to it! Just as quickly as that, you’ve made a frog house for some lucky frog. If you locate it near a night light, you may be able to watch your frog eat insects that are attracted to the light.
As long as there is an abundance of wiggly, creepy, and buzzy things to zap, your frog may live in the frog house in your garden for a few years.
If you ever take the time to observe a frog, you will discover what a remarkable little amphibian it is. It is a very patient hunter that can eat thousands of bad insects and cutworms during summer months.
A frog hunts at night and waits quietly for something wiggly or creepy to pass by. Then the frog’s long, sticky tongue darts out. Zap! The wiggly or creepy thing disappears into the stomach of the frog. The frog doesn’t have teeth, so its food doesn’t even get chewed. What a natural, delicious way for you to be rid of flies, mosquitoes, and other insects you don’t want to have around.
So when you’re considering adding garden artwork and helping wildlife in your yard, remember the frogs.