Want to Keep Your Lawn Trimmed - Get a Goat!
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Goats eat grass too, but they will not leave your lawn golf course clipped or patterned. They can keep it trimmed though and will leave behind fertilizer as they work. Grass alone is not really sufficient for their nutritional needs though. They need variety and may require supplemental feed if their grazing is too limited in volume or variety. Because goats are so good at cleanup, without proper fencing, they will move on to trimming up your vegetable or flower garden as well. You also have to be careful with non-edible debris. They will eat that too even if it isn't good for them.
Goats are becoming popularized on smaller city farms because they are ecological lawn trimmers. Some cities are more amendable to the idea of having goats than others. If you are considering getting goats, please remember they are social animals and it is best to not have a solitary goat. You don't need a herd, but you should get a pair. They also need a predator proof shelter and enough space to move around. The fencing needs to be well thought out and sturdy. Goats are smart and will find an escape route if there is one. Most importantly, follow the rules and learn the ordinances in your city regarding livestock. You would not want to invest in grazing goats only to have your animals seized.