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Something has dug out soil in the garden - help, what to do?

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rainand Sat 09-Feb-13 14:34:50


Just had a look at the garden which has grass on it, and something has dug out the soil. The first day there was one big dug out, and a week later there are about six huge soil patches. I'm new to all this and have no idea what it could be. How do I put an end to this??

rainand Sat 09-Feb-13 14:36:36

Btw I've had a look at the adjoining garden and theirs is clear, nothing there at all!

FannyFifer Sat 09-Feb-13 14:39:31

Could be anything, moles, cats, dogs, foxes.

rainand Sat 09-Feb-13 14:44:26

FannyFifer, thanks! Any ideas how I can stop it from coming in the garden?

Also what do I now do with the soil? Sorry I am completely clueless, it is my 1st garden (been in flats before)

FannyFifer Sat 09-Feb-13 18:02:54

I do think you can really.

Find out what is doing it first, if its moles I think there is a thing you stick in the ground that makes a high frequency noise they don't like.

FannyFifer Sat 09-Feb-13 18:08:37

Does it look like this?

FannyFifer Sat 09-Feb-13 18:08:46

Does it look like this?

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 09-Feb-13 18:10:57

Buy some grass seed, sprinkle on the mounds and then put them back into place with the flat side of a shovel.

That's what I would do admittedly I don't have a clue though.

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 09-Feb-13 18:13:18

I'm going to guess at badgers. They nose at the soil to get at certain grubs - next doors lawn may not have them and thus no digging.

Bunbaker Sat 09-Feb-13 18:22:07

Sounds like a mole to me.

rainand Mon 11-Feb-13 17:47:31

Thanks everyone! smile

FannyFifer, yes it looks exactly like that!

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