Living lawnmowers are coming to Brookhaven. The city’s Parks & Recreation is importing a herd of sheep to help clean out unwanted undergrowth at Briarwood Park.

Starting Wednesday, June 10, sheep from the company Ewe-Niversally Green will move onto 3 acres of the park for several days to dine on invasive plants such as English ivy, privet and kudzu, the city said in a press release.

Chastain Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta brought these sheep to dine on kudzu and other unwanted plants in 2012.

“At Briarwood Park, the location we have initially identified is one within a drainage swale where the only means to remove the overgrown vegetation is through the use of sheep herds,” said Parks Manager Gary Schussler said in the release.

The sheep will be enclosed with an electric fence built and will be protected by a livestock dog.

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