Goats & Poison Ivy

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Our Goats

Perfect for Controlling Invasive Vegetation like Poison Ivy and Japanese Knotweed

 

Our mission is to provide our clients with effective, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly landscape solutions. One challenge that we regularly face is the removal of vigorous or established undesirable vegetation such as poison ivy, or invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed. The traditional options for removal – manual, mechanical, and chemical – are less than desirable because they are either not cost-effective, have unwanted side effects including threats to human and environmental health, or they are largely ineffective.

In seeking to fulfill our mission we have identified what we hope is a viable solution:  using goats as biological tools for vegetation control. This is a common vegetation control method both historically and in other areas of the country presently. We are currently engaged in research and development to determine if this method will fulfill our desired criteria.

 
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"Thanks so much for all your help this season with our property. The hedge looks good and so does the grass." - C. C.
2015-04-15T11:39:38+00:00
"Thanks so much for all your help this season with our property. The hedge looks good and so does the grass." - C. C.

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"Job so very well done!!" - A. N.
2015-04-15T11:44:54+00:00
"Job so very well done!!" - A. N.

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“Annisquam Landcare was very prompt and followed up with me on a price quote promptly. Soon after we had a snow storm and they were here plowing and shoveling. I highly recommend Annisquam Landcare.” - K. E.
2015-04-15T11:42:27+00:00
“Annisquam Landcare was very prompt and followed up with me on a price quote promptly. Soon after we had a snow storm and they were here plowing and shoveling. I highly recommend Annisquam Landcare.” - K. E.

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"Thank you so much for your help in Annisquam. The entire place is just beautiful." - M. J.
2015-04-15T11:43:49+00:00
"Thank you so much for your help in Annisquam. The entire place is just beautiful." - M. J.

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"We want to thank you and your workers for the great work you have done for us. We love this house and yard and neighborhood and friends - you and your crew are included. We appreciate everything!" - M. N.
2015-04-15T11:44:16+00:00
"We want to thank you and your workers for the great work you have done for us. We love this house and yard and neighborhood and friends - you and your crew are included. We appreciate everything!" - M. N.

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“Excellent value, outstanding service. I would use Annisquam Landcare again and highly recommended! Thank you!” - C. A.
2015-04-15T11:41:39+00:00
“Excellent value, outstanding service. I would use Annisquam Landcare again and highly recommended! Thank you!” - C. A.

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“We want to thank you and your great workers for all your work this year. Our place looks great. Thank you for all of your help whenever we call.” - M. S.
2015-04-15T11:40:43+00:00
“We want to thank you and your great workers for all your work this year. Our place looks great. Thank you for all of your help whenever we call.” - M. S.

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"Thanks so much for all your hard work. Everything looks great - I am excited about doing more in the spring!" - A. D.
2015-04-15T11:40:17+00:00
"Thanks so much for all your hard work. Everything looks great - I am excited about doing more in the spring!" - A. D.

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"Your man did a beautiful job on the driveway. Send him back any time!" - P. M.
2015-04-15T11:42:57+00:00
"Your man did a beautiful job on the driveway. Send him back any time!" - P. M.

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“Everything you did in our garden is a triumph. Our garden has never looked so well! Thanks to a splendid team.” - A. N.
2015-04-15T11:37:39+00:00
“Everything you did in our garden is a triumph. Our garden has never looked so well! Thanks to a splendid team.” - A. N.

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“You do a wonderful job in keeping our lawn & property beautiful in summer, and in removing the snow in the winter. It is a real pleasure working with you and your staff.” - M. H.
2015-04-15T11:41:11+00:00
“You do a wonderful job in keeping our lawn & property beautiful in summer, and in removing the snow in the winter. It is a real pleasure working with you and your staff.” - M. H.

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"It is a pleasure doing business with you - once again!" - L. M.
2015-04-15T11:43:17+00:00
"It is a pleasure doing business with you - once again!" - L. M.

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“Great Job! Excellent plowing and terrific sanding. Nice even spread.” - H. H.
2015-04-15T11:42:00+00:00
“Great Job! Excellent plowing and terrific sanding. Nice even spread.” - H. H.
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Our goats will eat your nuisance plants

 

We currently have a small goat herd for researching this method. We enclose the removal site in electric fencing to both contain the goats and protect them from predators. Desirable species are protected with wire mesh. The goats arrive in a trailer which also serves as their shelter during their stay. After this initial set up, our goat keeper visits the site daily to tend the animals. Upon completion of the desired vegetation control, the goats re-board their trailer, all fencing and wire mesh is removed, and any accumulated manure is cleaned.

Please contact us to learn more about this exciting project!

 
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