A Growing Hole In Our Gravel Driveway

Q: A hole has shown up in our gravel driveway. Growing from two inches across to six inches. Is it a critter or something else?

A: In my experience, lots of landscape holes are formed when an underground piece of wood or a tree root rots away after a few years and the soil above it collapses. If an animal makes the hole, usually there is a pile of soil by the entrance. If you don’t see any evidence of an animal, fill the hole with dirt or gravel and see if it opens again. In most cases, it will not.

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