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fridayfreedom · 27/05/2012 17:09

Have two rescue boars, never been on grass before so am allowing them a little time each day as advised by the rescue.
Have managed to find part of our weed patch!! without buttercups and daisies but only a small patch. the rest of the lawn is covered with daisies. Have read that they are poisonous.
What does everyone else do if they haven't got a weed free lawn?? can't see the one patch lasting all summer.

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 27/05/2012 17:46

My 2 boars (18 months old) seem to avoid the weeds -we've got some buttercups on the lawn.
When we move the run, the grass is short in a rectangle shape with the buttercups defiantly posing there Grin
I'm going to dig them up with a sharp knife during the week.It'll leave the lawn a bit ugly but it'll grow again.Maybe try removing as much of the weed plant as you can by hand, (I don't want to use weedkiller)
And GP droppings is good fertiliser.

BTW-good job with your rescue boars. Too many of them sit too long in rescue. (I'd never had considered 2 boys but my DD wanted a boar and it was easier to have 2 lads -no sneaky litters!)

fridayfreedom · 27/05/2012 22:01

Thanks for the post. Our boys are real characters, Gizzy a slightly triangular, ie big bum!! is bright ginger and Gary is black and tan. Gizzy is a bit thick and Gary quite canny, love them!!!

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KRITIQ · 28/05/2012 23:10

Oh, enjoy them boars!

I've put mine on the lawn where there are alot of those tiny daisies and they don't touch them. I hadn't thought about them being poisonous. I think pigs tend to sort of "know" what they shouldn't eat and avoid these things, at least I hope so.

ChopstheDuck · 03/06/2012 07:51

I'd put them out but watch to make sure they have the sense not to eat them to start with.

AlmaMartyr · 03/06/2012 08:45

We don't have a weed free patch but my girlies just ignore the weeds. They can clear the grass in their run in hours, just leaving all the weeds. It looks quite odd.

Have fun with your piggies!

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