What does mulch mean?

Definitions for mulch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mulchverb

    a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion

  2. mulchverb

    cover with mulch

    "mulch the flowerbeds"

Wiktionary

  1. mulchnoun

    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 such as leaves or grass clippings.

  2. mulchnoun

    A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.

  3. mulchverb

    To apply mulch.

    Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.

  4. mulchverb

    To turn into mulch.

    I decided to mulch the grass clippings.

  5. Etymology: Probably from melsche, molsh, from melsc, milisc.

Wikipedia

  1. Mulch

    A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. Reasons for applying mulch include conservation of soil moisture, improving fertility and health of the soil, reducing weed growth and enhancing the visual appeal of the area. A mulch is usually, but not exclusively, organic in nature. It may be permanent (e.g. plastic sheeting) or temporary (e.g. bark chips). It may be applied to bare soil or around existing plants. Mulches of manure or compost will be incorporated naturally into the soil by the activity of worms and other organisms. The process is used both in commercial crop production and in gardening, and when applied correctly, can improve soil productivity.Living mulches include moss lawns and other ground covers.

ChatGPT

  1. mulch

    Mulch is a layer of material, often organic such as leaves, compost, straw or bark chips, but it can also be inorganic like stones or gravel, applied to the surface of soil. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, improve the soil's fertility, and make the garden bed look more attractive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mulchnoun

    half-rotten straw, or any like substance strewn on the ground, as over the roots of plants, to protect from heat, drought, etc., and to preserve moisture

  2. Mulchverb

    to cover or dress with mulch

  3. Etymology: [Cf. mull dirt, also Prov. G. mulsch, molsch, rotten, soft, mellow, as fruit.]

Wikidata

  1. Mulch

    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:- ⁕to conserve moisture ⁕to improve the fertility and health of the soil ⁕to reduce weed growth ⁕to enhance the visual appeal of the area A mulch is usually but not exclusively organic in nature. It may be permanent or temporary. It may be applied to bare soil, or around existing plants. Mulches of manure or compost will be incorporated naturally into the soil by the activity of worms and other organisms. The process is used both in commercial crop production and in gardening, and when applied correctly can dramatically improve soil productivity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mulch

    the same as Mulsh (q.v.).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MULCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mulch is ranked #69579 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mulch surname appeared 282 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mulch.

    97.1% or 274 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mulch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mulch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mulch in a Sentence

  1. Pam Brown:

    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

  2. Homeowner Paula Viccica:

    Over the weekend we had laid black mulch, well, it's not black anymore.

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