What is mulch?

  • (verb): Cover with mulch.
    Example: "Mulch the flowerbeds"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of an area of soil. Its purpose is any or all of the following:-

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Some articles on mulch:

... In agriculture mulch tillage or mulch-till fall under the umbrella term of conservation tillage in the United States and refer to seeding methods where hundred percent of the soil surface is ... A great variety of implements are used to perform mulch-till.Mulch is material to regulate heat ...
List Of Artemis Fowl Characters - D - Mulch Diggums
... Mulch Diggums first appears in Artemis Fowl as a particularly gifted criminal ... a rabbit and killing it, indicating to Foaly through the camera's vitals that Mulch himself was deceased ... Shortly after his fake death, Mulch tunnels his way up to the surface and steals some ransom gold Holly was able to retrieve ...
Mulching (composting) Over Unwanted Plants
... Sufficient mulch over plants will destroy them, and may be more advantageous than using herbicide, cutting, mowing, pulling, raking, or tilling ... The higher the temperature that this "mulch" is composted, the quicker the reduction of undesirable materials ...
Barkdust - Properties and Uses
... Like many other types of mulch, barkdust is used in gardening and landscaping for its properties in affecting soil pH, in regulating the temperature of the underlying soil, and preventing water loss ... acidity, and the decomposition of barkdust consumes nitrogen, especially when fine bark mulch is mixed in with soil coarser barkdust laid on top of soil will ... As barkdust is less dense than other types of soil or mulch, and doesn't compress a great deal, it is often considerably softer than bare earth ...
Hydro Axe Mulching - Benefits
... Mulch protects the soil from erosion ... Mulch prevents weed growth because there is a layer of material on top of the soil to prevent germination ... Mulch helps keep plants clean, especially edible plants ...

More definitions of "mulch":

  • (noun): A protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion.