Synonyms for mulch

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Some use tobacco stems as a mulch about Asters instead of manure.

To provide a mulch of dry soil so as to prevent the evaporation of moisture.

They should have a summer mulch to intercept the radiation of moisture from the soil.

The only available material for a mulch in most instances is the soil itself.

The early clipping and the mulch cause increase in yield of seed.

It is very injurious, but it may be applied on the surface as a mulch, with safety.

All 175 goes to form new soil, or to fertilize or mulch the old.

Others advise leaving the clippings to act as a sort of mulch.

Other plants may be able to get along with a mulch of grass-clippings from the lawn.

It is well to mulch these plants during the hot, dry weather of summer.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, probably from a noun use of Middle English molsh (adj.) "soft, moist" (early 15c.), from Old English melsc, milisc "mellow, sweet," from Proto-Germanic *mil-sk- (cf. Dutch mals "soft, ripe," Old High German molawen "to become soft," German mollig "soft"), from PIE root *mel- "soft" (see mild).

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fertilize

verbmake ready to bear, produce
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