Are you having a vegetation issue?
It is easy to see that our roadsides, open fields, woodlands, backyards and water sheds are becoming overrun with invasive species and other unwanted vegetation. Machines often can’t get to problem areas, humans hands are very labor intensive, and herbicides are dangerous to our waterways, soil, and desired vegetation, not to mention animals and humans.
If left alone, invasive plants take over our woodlands, strangling valuable trees and threatening important diversity. Open grasslands and neighborhood backyards become overrun, creating a loss in farming productivity, habitat for birds and other wildlife, and enjoyment of outdoor space.
When it comes to clearing unwanted vegetation, goats can provide an ideal alternative to machines and herbicides. They graze in places that mowers can’t reach and humans don’t want to go (yes, they love Poison Ivy). In fact, goats eat a wide range of unwanted vegetation, which on the East Coast include Kudzu, Oriental Bittersweet, Ailanthus, Multiflora Rose, Japanese Honeysuckle, Mile-A-Minute and much much more.
Don’t want the poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, multi-flora roses, honeysuckle taking over your property, are you a Government agency looking for fire breaks and to reduce vegetation for fire fuels we can help? When you hire goats to clear land you don’t need to dispose of the debris. You get the job done without machinery pollution and you don’t need to apply for land clearing permits because the goats don’t disturb the ground, it is called Targeted Grazing. Goats can easily clear land on steep hillsides and rough terrain and can go where people and machines cannot go safely. This all saves you time and money. Give us a call and find out how we can help you. No two jobs are the same, therefore a full evaluation of your project is necessary by our team. We will determine how many goats are necessary for the job and how long they will be on your property. Not all job sites work out for the goats, meaning it is not always best to hire the goats, again that is why an evaluation of your project is necessary.
Goats love eating unwanted vegetation – that is their natural food, and we enjoy being able to provide that to them! You never have to worry about harming the soil with herbicides when you hire our goats, and, best of all, the goats leave an all-natural fertilizer free of charge behind for you. Goats are designed to eat about 1/3 of the day, lay down and chew their cud 1/3 of the day, and sleep 1/3 of the day. The goats typically eat 20% of their body weight a day. That is why no two jobs are the same as far as how many goats and for how long they are at your residence.
FAQ: They do not eat english ivy as a first preference, if you have an english ivy problem and that is the only thing for the goats to eat our goats are not the best choice for you. They will strip the plants and trees they enjoy from the top down, they eat the ground cover last. They will leave the stalks of the briar bushes and small trees. Please do not expect the property to look like a man-powered weed-eater went through when the goats are finished. The goats DO NOT discriminate when eating unwanted vegetation on your property, if you have trees that you DO NOT want the goats touching then make sure our team knows of that before the fencing has been put up. The goats typically DO NOT eat bark off the trees as first choice, but again they will eat whatever is in their reach. We will NOT be responsible for the goats eating trees that you do not want eaten if they have been fenced in. Please take all of this into consideration before having us come out to do an onsite evaluation. If the job is less than a half acre Green Goats is not your best option as we do have a minimum charge that may not be feasible for a small lot.
Often, a one-time application of the goats serves primarily to clean out a certain area for the immediate future, thus making it easier to maintain from then on. Repeated applications of goats are less expensive, shorter in duration, and lead to total and permanent eradication of invasive and undesirable species of vegetation typically 3 visits. AND, each application of goats provides more free organic fertilizer, and aeration of your property courtesy of green goats.
If you desire that totally finished look, you will need to hire a landscaping crew when the goats are finished.
Our goats provide free organic fertilizer while on your property. If you price organic fertilizer at the store, and then consider that each goat drops about two pounds of pure organic fertilizer each day, that is a big bargain considering they also aerate the fertilizer into the ground for you.
Preview the pictures of previous and on going jobs of what the goats can do. The goats must be kept in fencing for their safety, they can NOT be tied to a post or blocks, we provide all the fencing, shelter, water trough, and man-power; all you have to provide is the unwanted vegetation – we do the rest. Call today, 443-964-4972 for your free estimate. GREEN GOATS only serves the state of Maryland.
Mary is an Advisory member to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the SARE project using goats to eat unwanted vegetation in the DelMarVa area. Mary is honored to be part of the project and looks forward to more to come with the goats.
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Green Goats in action. Our goats love doing their job.
Annapolis Capital 5-5-2014, Pat Farrell