Germans are lining up to rent farm animals to help with the gardening as part of a new green scheme.
Werner Kiwitt, who runs an ecological park in Schleswig-Holstein, is offering sheep to cut the grass and ducks to eat the slugs.
He said: “You get free fertiliser provided by the animals as well, so it’s not a bad deal.”
Mr Kewitt said he was getting orders from all over the country after a plague of slugs nationwide following recent heavy rains.
Kiwitt, who rents the birds out for £20 a time, said: “Some people think this is just a gag but the ducks are really good at getting rid of the slugs. It beats using poison, especially when there are children or other aninals in the house.”
I was thinking what it would cost to rent a whole bunch of sheep to trim the grass off a football pitch!