Amazon Home's Lawn Care Service Lets Homeowners Rent Goats for Grazing

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 6, 2015
References: amazon & cbc
Sometimes there is just no lawnmower that can handle an overgrown yard like a goat can—with this in mind, Amazon now offers an unusual lawn care service.

Now, as well as being able to make arrangements for pressure washing, plumbing and general home cleaning through Amazon Home Services, it's also possible to 'Hire a Goat Grazer.' In order to qualify for the services, a homeowner has to specify what kind of vegetation their property is primarily made up of. Where human landscapers and gardeners need protection when dealing with poisonous plants and thistles, goats handle these plants with ease. Amazon comically notes that the goats "Will likely leave behind some droppings, too, and you'll get to keep this fertilizer as a friendly parting gift!"

This unconventional lawn care solution is similar to a new service offered through the Handy app, which lets homeowners foster shelter cats temporarily for the purposes of getting rid of mice. By letting animals do what they do best, all parties win.