Mulch
Mulch Mulch, n. [Cf. mull dirt, also Prov. G. mulsch, molsch, rotten, soft, mellow, as fruit.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mulch — Mụlch 〈m. 1〉 Bodenbedeckung (auch als Flächenkompostierung) mit organ. Gartenabfällen wie gehäckselten Zweigen, Rasenschnitt [engl. mulch „Krümelschicht, Mulch“] * * * Mụlch, der; [e]s, e [engl. mulch, verw. mit ↑ mulsch, molsch] (Landwirtsch.,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mulch — Mulch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulching}.] To cover or dress with mulch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mulch — /mulch/, n. 1. a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth, etc. v.t. 2. to cover with mulch. [1650 60; n. use of obs …   Universalium

  • Mulch — Sm Bodenbedeckung zur Förderung der Gare per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entsprechend mulchen. Mit deutscher Aussprache entlehnt aus ne. mulch, das mit nhd. mulsch verwandt ist.    Ebenso ne. mulch. ✎ Siegel, P. MS 43 (1928), 245 247 …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • mulch — ► NOUN ▪ a mass of leaves, bark, or compost spread around or over a plant for protection or to enrich the soil. ► VERB ▪ cover with or apply mulch. ORIGIN probably from dialect mulch «soft» …   English terms dictionary

  • mulch — [mulch] n. [ME molsh, soft, akin to Ger dial. molsch, soft: for prob. IE base see MOLD3] leaves, straw, peat moss, etc., spread on the ground around plants to prevent evaporation of water from soil, freezing of roots, etc. vt. to apply mulch to …   English World dictionary

  • mulch — mulch·er; mulch; …   English syllables

  • Mulch — In agriculture and gardening, mulch is a protective cover placed over the soil to retain moisture, reduce erosion, provide nutrients, and suppress weed growth and seed germination. Mulching in gardens and landscaping mimics the leaf cover that is …   Wikipedia

  • Mulch — Als Mulchen (mnd. mul, „zerfallende Erde, Staub“; siehe Mull) wird in Gartenbau und Landwirtschaft das klein oder großflächige Bedecken des Bodens mit unverrotteten organischen Materialien (Mulch) bezeichnet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mulch — 1. noun /mʌltʃ/ a) Shredded vegetable (or occasionally mineral) matter used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture. An organic mulch is a mulch made of natural substances… …   Wiktionary

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