cm holes in my lawn and dead grass

badgers.

 

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    or foxes or birds-but perhaps a lot more information is required before giving a definite answerimage

  • OmenOmen Posts: 9

    hello all sorry i should have said that to begin with, i think my garden is too enclosed for badgers and foxes i have a six foot solid fence around my garden and i cant see any holes in the fence or trenches under it where larger mammals could get in although saying that i am aware that foxes are good climbers but no evidence of foxes has been found yet

    birds is a possibilty as i have starlings that like the garden at times

    i have just read that a picture facilty is being introduced to the forums soon so as soon as i can i will upload some pics of my garden to illustrate the problem

    thankyou for your replies, damien 

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    You can upload pictures now-click on the tree icon- next to ABC- on the message bar

    Sounds like bird damage -looking for grubs

     

  • OmenOmen Posts: 9

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Going to have to back track-that looks look like a lot more damage than birds would do

    It may be animal damage -perhaps rodents,rabbits -any signs of droppings?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    I think it's birds or possibly squirrels - the smaller holes look as if birds have been getting grubs out of the lawn.  The bigger hole could be where birds have been scrabbling amongst the thatch to find grubs - there's a lot of thatch (dead grass) which needs raking out, it wouldn't have taken much  scrabbling by a bird to make that mess - or it could've been squirrels  or jays burying nuts.  Or it might possibly be hedgehogs looking for worms, beetles etc, and gathering the dead grass for a winter nest.

    But that lawn would really benefit from a good raking very soon - otherwise next year all you'll have is dead grass and moss.image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • OmenOmen Posts: 9

    i am afraid not no dropping at all and it seems to be localised to the top half of the garden that gets the most sun the bottom is mostly normal

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     their is a difinitive colour change from green too dead but where i used to have the bird table the patch of clover is growing normally

  • OmenOmen Posts: 9

    hello dovefromabove a raking and some grass seed will certainly help, the dead grass is litterally peeling away from the surface, thankyou

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