How to get rid of frogs in the garden

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How to get rid of frogs in the garden
Too many frogs can be a nuisance in the garden. (Seiya Kawamoto/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Frogs are often wanted in gardens by homeowners as they act as a natural insect repellent. However, frogs can sometimes be a nuisance when there are too many of them around your plants and crops. If your garden is constantly moist or if you receive heavy rainfall in your area then the frogs will inhabit all areas of your garden. Before you even plant in early spring, you should consider the location of your garden. For example, if you don't want frogs getting to your garden you shouldn't have your garden near any pond or lake.

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Things you need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Fertiliser
  • Pesticide
  • Herbicide

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  1. 1

    Remove the habitat for frogs that is near your garden. If you have a garden pond or pond nearby where the frogs live, you should consider moving the pond or your garden to another location. Remove any wood pile or stacks of leaves where the frogs could live.

  2. 2

    Mow your lawn frequently and remove tall weeds near your garden. Frogs like to hide and live in tall, moist grass and weeds.

  3. 3

    Reduce the amount of water you give your soil each day if it is constantly moist. Over-watering can create enough moisture throughout your garden for the frog to live.

  4. 4

    Collect all frogs that remain in your pond and relocated them to a pond far from your garden. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and place the frogs into a large enough container with air holes.

  5. 5

    Fertilise your soil with the appropriate ratio of fertiliser for the plants in your garden.

  6. 6

    Apply pesticide and herbicide to your garden to keep insects and frogs away permanently.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to only water your soil when it is dry and to moisten it only 1-inch deep.
  • Make sure to wear rubber gloves when pulling out any weeds.

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