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Why goats for landscaping?

On average, four to five adult goats can clear about an acre in a week.

Goats can eat practically any vegetation, including poison ivy, poison sumac, blackberries, briars, and other invasive and thorny weeds and brush.

They do not eat nightshade, rhododendron, pachysandra, and some other ornamental plants.

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Delicate eaters with extremely mobile lips, goats move from the outside of a plant toward the center; they can snag a tiny bud off a branch but also can eat whole twigs.

SOURCES: Oklahoma State University; An Peischel at University of Tennessee; the Goatscaping Co.; GoatWeb

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