Eweniversally Green helps Atlantans get rid of baaaad plants | Business
ATLANTA -- The kudzu on the hill outside 11Alive's Midtown studio is overgrown and out of control -- the perfect meal for Atlanta's only flock of problem plant-eating sheep.
Brian Cash is the shepherd and owner of Eweniversally Green, a service that uses sheep and goats to clear vegetation. The "Woolies" are more than happy to eat away the kudzu, poison ivy and weeds from yards and businesses.
"I am the only person in the city of Atlanta that does this," Cash said. "So I'm the only one that has a mobile flock of sheep that gets rented out for this use."
Dunwoody resident Kevin Brown first heard of sheep being used to control vegetation and prevent wildfires in California. He asked Cash's herd to help in his backyard.
"They're taking care of the poison ivy first, which means that we don't have to tramp through it," Brown said while watching the Woolies work.
The flock, accompanied by Cash and Pete the Border Collie, visited 11Alive Wednesday morning and quickly got to work on the kudzu.
According to Cash, it takes the Woolies about three days to eat through an acre.
Eweniversally Green provides a temporary fence to keep the sheep within a designated area; all the homeowner needs to do is provide the animals with water.
"As they travel, they'll [also] loosen up your soil and make it a little better for planting," Cash said.
For more information, call Eweniversally Green at 678-595-0147.