mulch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mulch cover with mulch "mulch the flowerbeds"
    • n mulch a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mulch Half-rotten straw, or any similar light, porous, organic substance strewn on the ground, as over the roots of plants, to protect from heat, drought, etc., and to hinder weed growth and preserve moisture.
    • v. t Mulch To cover or dress with mulch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mulch See mulsh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mulch the same as Mulsh (q.v.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. mull, dirt, also Prov. G. mulsch, molsch, rotten, soft, mellow, as fruit

Usage

In literature:

All goes to form new soil, or to fertilize or mulch the old.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Sometimes it is helpful to the young plants to mulch the ground lightly with lawn clippings or moss.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The cost of the materials for mulching is usually very small, leaves or straw being plentiful and cheap upon the farm.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
Vegetation sprang up in that moist, needle-mulched soil as luxuriant as any in the tropics.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
About July mulch them well.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
On nothing does mulching pay better.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Why is it good for mulching?
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
The next best thing to frequent stirring of the surface is a mulch to keep it loose and moist, but this is not as good.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
Mulch newly-planted trees in light or poor soil; give liquid manure or irrigate in dry weather.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Keep a dust mulch on by cultivation; few know the great value of a dust mulch.
"The Apple" by Various
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In poetry:

Foweles in the frith,
The fisses in the flod,
And I mon waxe wod;
Mulch sorwe I walke with
For best of bon and blod.
"Foweles In The Frith" by Anonymous British

In news:

Covington firefighters battle mulch fire at recycling center.
Beware the unexplained fires of mulch .
) showing a firefighter at one of 21 mulch fires reported in that city's street medians since June 8.
Hot Sun May've Sparked Mulch Fire.
Mulch fire's cause unknown.
Knoxville Fire Department firefighters battle the mulch fire at Shamrock Organics on April 16.
City of Knoxville's final report on the mulch fire.
Fire crews battle massive mulch fire.
An April 18 photograph shows dead fish along Third Creek during the Shamrock mulch fire.
Add Mulch to Your Garden.
Jim shows you how to add mulch to your garden to help keep weeds down and add nutrients to the soil for next garden season.
Angie's List Report: Adding Mulch To Your Outdoor Project.
They can shoot their spores up to 25 feet which can easily be a problem as most homes and cars are right next to the mulched landscape.
Angie's List: Adding mulch to your landscaping.
The sunny weather may have you thinking about doing some yard work this weekend, and part of that could be adding mulch to your landscaping.
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