I just purchase a home and the ground in the back yard is very soft

the ground in my back yard is very soft, feels like you could almost sink

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 03, 2018
    voles and moles have been a very big issue this year, it could be that

  • Dorene Mangels-Bacalhau Dorene Mangels-Bacalhau on Feb 03, 2018
    sounds like a drainage issue or if you have a leach field from septic system an even bigger issue

  • Gary B Gary B on Feb 03, 2018
    If you are in Alaska, that's Tundra. If you are in Florida, that's a sink hole. Either way you might want to consult a local soil engineer or your County Extension Agency.

  • A A on Feb 03, 2018
    Have you checked to see if there are moles or voles creating tunnels under the ground? Check with you County Extension Service as to how to get rid of them in your area. The County Extension Service is typically associated with your state agricultural university but should have offices in your county. Search Google for County Extension Service in your state.

    They would also be able to help you with other reasons for a soft yard (like poor drainage or thatch buildup).

  • Judy Judy on Feb 03, 2018
    First of all, I would have this tested, it maybe clay, which will not let you grow good flowers, or produce. Anything can be burried there, we know for sure. This happened to us. Best wishes, J.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 03, 2018
    Could the ground be soft due to excessive wetness?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 03, 2018
    they are everywhere