Geese’s Feeding Habits
Canada geese can feed while on the water, dipping like swans for submerged roots, tubers, and aquatic weeds such as eelgrass. They also forage on land. They like to feed twice a day, in early morning and late afternoon. Besides grasses and other succulent greenery, geese eat waste grain and newly sprouted crops, such as clover and winter wheat and rye. The lawn voted “most likely to be eaten by the resident goose population,” is Kentucky bluegrass. Try planting tall fescue because geese do not like the taste of this broad-leaved grass. Any coarse-leaved grass is less desirable to geese.
If You Have A Pond
If you have a pond which is attracting the geese, there are ways to prevent geese from coming in the first place. If the geese do happen to stop on your property, do not ever feed them. If you have a pond, let the plants and shrubs along the perimeter grow 2 or more feet tall. Geese do not venture near dense vegetation because predators may lurk there.
One new product is a decoy made to look exactly like a dead goose.