What is pastureland?

What Does pastureland Mean

A pasture is an area that has the soil covered with grass in abundance. Grass usually grows wild, without anyone shaping it or keeping it in check.

For example: "That is not a garden, it is a pasture" , "The body was found in a pasture and was covered by vegetation" , "My mother does not let me play in the pasture because she says there may be vermin there" .
The grassland, on the other hand, is a kind of ecosystem in which herbs are abundant. These are ecosystems that may have arisen by the action of nature or as a result of human action to obtain land suitable for raising animals or for recreation.

Experts say that more than 25% of the surface of our planet is covered by grasslands. The only area in which grasslands are not recorded is Antarctica , due to weather conditions.
In general, a grassland arises in areas that, due to their level of rainfall, allow the development of grasses but not of trees that make up a forest . It should be noted that, according to certain characteristics, grasslands can receive specific names and be classified as steppes , pampas , savannas or prairies .
When the land has been modified by man in order to provide food for his animals, we speak of cultivated pastures . Thanks to these pastures, cows, sheep and other livestock can feed directly, eating the herbs grown there.
Arable grasslands can come in different types, some of which are:
* Meadow : it is a flat land or of soft relief, irrigated or humid, in which the grass is sown so that the animals consume and the forage is conserved when there is surplus. Normally, this type of grassland is found in relatively hot and humid areas, where drought is not common. Its plants belong to the perennial green herbaceous class , they have a moderate height and their roots do not reach great depths;
* dehesa : it is a clear forest of cork oaks and holm oaks, among other species of trees, with bushes or grasslands, dedicated to human activities related to livestock, hunting and logging to obtain products such as mushrooms, cork and wood. In its etymology we find that the term derives from defense , since at the time of the Reconquest, which lasted for several centuries until the year 1492, the shepherds built fences to protect their cattle;

* grass : the cultivation of any product that allows animals to be fed, such as grass, silage and hay. To provide them with the necessary protein supplements, cereals and fabaceae are also used (also called legumes , they are a family that includes perennial herbs, shrubs and trees whose fruit is a legume). The grass is usually completely vegetable, but domestic livestock can feed on products processed by man;
* lawn : this term can also be used as a synonym for grass, grass and grass. It is a type of grassland that forms a dense cover and is often used to decorate gardens and meadows, or as a base for the practice of recreational activities and sports, such as football and rugby. The grass can be presented in a large number of species, which are divided into those typical of humid and temperate climates (such as agrostis tenuis, festuca rubra and poa nemoralis) and those of subtropical or dry climates (among which are the cynodon dactylon and zoysia japonica).

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