To be able to look after our soil correctly, we must look at similar natural ecosystems, which have been working in harmony for millions of years.
In wild grasslands, animals group together in vast herds due to the threat of predators and are constantly on the move to find fresh grass, giving plants a long recovery time. This creates a significant but brief impact on the soil, through trampling of plants and the faeces left behind.
This layer of organic matter provides essential nutrients for plants to grow, as well as protection from the weather which can cause soil erosion. The long recovery time allows plants to grow larger which means they can put more carbon into the soil through photosynthesis.