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Sudden strange patches in lawn - foxes?

These patches of dead grass have appeared in the last few days We get fox droppings on the patio and the water in the bird bath disappears at a far greater rate than I would expect  evaporation and birds bathing to cause.

All the patches are near the bird bath, none in the rest of the lawn so I wonder if a fox could be responsible. 

I re-seeded some long standing bald patches a few weeks ago so have not cut the grass recentlyimageimage


  • Will watch to see if you get a reply to this as I have an area on my lawn like this about 2ft by 3ft.  It is by the fence where previously a fox dug into next doors garden after their rabbit.  This was before I had my lawn laid.  I did not even realise that it was in the same place or that it could have anything to do with a fox. Hope you get a reply soon

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Could be animal urine - ie, the fox. I wouldn't be too worried about it. You could try protecting the area with chicken wire or something similar, and see if the issue gets resolved. 

    My grass often has a few yellowish, bare patches - usually because it's not as level as I would like so it gets scalped in a few spots. You can get it at this time of year because of general weather conditions. There's not always a specific reason. It's grass, and usually resolves itself well enough though. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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