A frog pond is one of the most effective conservation measures in a frog. It helps maintain the population and reduce the threat of extinction of endangered frog species. The tools required when building a pond varies from the pond size to the type of pond. A good quality brand can be found on http://www.thetoolsy.com/. A complete artificial pond needs more tools compared to a frog pond with a natural water source. Some of the tools required include:
You cannot construct a frog pond in the air. Space should be the first tool to construct the frog pond. It does not have to be a big space. Although a small pond accommodates a small number of frogs, space available will determine the size of the pond.
Garden Hose or Rope
A rope is necessary to measure the size of the pond and put a boundary as a guide while digging.
Use a rake to spread the sand in the entire pond. It is also used to level the bottom of the pond.
Screened Mason Sand
Sand is the best soil habitat for frogs since it allows aeration.
Frogs live in water, you should have a water source which drains into the pond. If your home is located near a water source, build the pond where the water freely flows into the pond. Artificial ponds require a supply of water from the tap. In this case, you have to channel it to the pond using a hosepipe or through a water pump then direct it to the pond. The water should flow from the center of the pond to prevent the rubber from displacing itself from the walls of the pond.
Geotextile pad acts as a cushion, it prevents water from underground infiltration. It also helps it from any tears because of contact when the frogs are in movement.
Rubber is also a waterproof tool and a surface for the stone to add grip. It also gives the frog the comfort like the natural habitat.
The pump is used in an artificial frog pond to channel water from the tanks to the frog pond. Most homeowners build the ponds in the backyard far from the main house. If it is a level ground (which is the case in most cases), a water pump will provide a force to pump it to the pond.
Rubber liner works in the same way as a laying rubber.
In as much, we are changing the environment for frogs. The natural habitat is the physical environment. The pond should have similar characteristics as the natural water resources. Stones are placed on the laying rubber to act as a breeding ground. Underneath the stones is a good environment for the production of algae, which is the main food for amphibians.
A frog pond is one easy project to construct. The frogs have numerous benefits to humans. Secure the pond with a strong fence to prevent predators as well as children from slipping inside; they can drown.