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Hole in lawn

After a summer with both heavy rain and sunshine a hole around 1ft deep and 1ft wide. Has appeared in our lawn.   The only things I find on Google are from US sites saying it is a gopher hole.  Since we are in Kent in the UK I think it unlikely and there is only one hole so moles are unlikely.  Any ideas?


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    Do you have a photo @mcrafer? That might help with ideas and advice   :)
    Is there anything like a drain under the lawn - that could have collapsed? 
    Or do you think it's animal? It's a big hole, but it could be badgers or similar, depending on where you are - ie rural, urban etc. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 416
    Drain piepwork, but you'd probably see other issues elsewhere if it were that.
  • mcrafermcrafer Posts: 6
    Definitely not an animal.  I don't think it's a collapsed drain as the hole itself is dry.  The whole area dries quickly no swampy ground.  Thinking we my need a soakaway.  Thank you for your help x
  • sevo_gladsevo_glad Posts: 1
    edited September 2021
    What to do with several large soil mounds appearing in my garden?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,301
    Could they be mole hills?
    or ant hills?

    I think we need to see a photo …
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    Most likely moles @sevo_glad , but a photo is needed as @Dovefromabove says  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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