The following article can be used as a basic guide for
building a frog pond in your backyard. Frog ponds are a great
way to liven up your backyard and attract other animals as
To build the pond begin by digging a hole in the ground and
then lining it with some sort of pond liner. Pond liner can
be found at your local gardening or hardware store. For best
results the water depth should be about 1 foot deep. When
digging the pond ensure that the edges are not too steep.
If they are the frogs may not be able to exit the water afterwards.
Other small animals that go into the pond may drown if they
are unable to get out.
The biggest mistake that most people make when tending to
their frog ponds is they try to make it too clean. If you
remove all the plant growth from the edges of the pond the
frogs will not feel secure there. The plant growth around
the perimeter gives them a place to hide. Placing some water
lilies or other aquatic plants in the pond will also help
with this. In the fall when the leaves fall on the pond try
to leave them floating on the top to provide warmth for the
frogs under water. If there are not many trees by your pond
you should add more leaves to the pond from surrounding trees.
As frogs are very susceptible to chemical poisoning it will
be necessary to eliminate the use of pesticides in the area
surrounding the pond. Even using pesticides on other areas
of your lawn can cause problems with the frogs if the rain
washes the chemicals into the pond.