Let them eat grass, cont’d
Corporate masticating mowers: now officially a phenomenon! Last week we mentioned Bayer Healthcare inviting sheep to chow down on their overgrown Richmond, CA lawn. This week, Google has hired 200 goats to graze on dry brush at its Mountain View headquarters. The goats will spend roughly a week mowing down the brush (which is a fire hazard) and fertilizing new growth. They’re herded by a goatherd and a border collie. And all this costs Google about the same as mowing.
We’re fans of this type of groundskeeping, of course, but what might be better still is a move away from having a lawn at all–instead planting native plants and/or xeriscaping.