Got grass? Goats are put to work as eco-friendly lawn mowers

Got grass? Goats are put to work as eco-friendly lawn mowers

July 18, 2020

Goats are the new lawn mowers in 2020.

The Goats on the Go program, announced Friday in Nassau County, enlists the help of six local goats from Old Bethpage Village Restoration to chomp away at pesky brush.

Unlike motorized landscaping equipment, goats mow down overgrown weeds and other vegetation without disturbing the earth — and they don’t leave behind toxic chemicals.

They’re not picky eaters, either. Goats have the ability to consume various kinds of plants — including poison ivy — and are known to eat Christmas trees when the holidays are over and clear dried plants prone to brush fires. In their wake, they leave soil-enriching manure, which they push into the ground with their hooves.

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