Lawn torn up

Asked April 2, 2019, 10:59 AM EDT

About half our back yard is torn up with big chunks pulled up. I’m assuming this is from raccoons (we saw 2 coming out from under the deck the other day) and skunks after grubs, although we have not seen the grubs. Can you give me some advice as to how to deal deal with this and restore the lawn, please?

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

Big chunks of sod being pulled up is usually the work of raccoons. They may not be looking for grubs though. They could also be looking for earthworms. The sod will probably recover if you can keep the raccoons away and provide it with your normal spring maintenance and feeding.