mulch

Part of speech: verb

To cover with mulch.

Part of speech: noun

Any loose material as straw, spread about plants, to protect their roots.

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Usage examples "mulch":

  1. After three miles down the gulch, They both might have been crushed to mulch, The one he seemed to run a race, While one on Avalanche did chase. - "Poems of James McIntyre", James McIntyre.
  2. When winter comes, there should be sufficient grass to serve as a mulch to the roots. - "Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement", Alva Agee.
  3. In the spring, this winter mulch is left upon the ground as the summer mulch, the new growth in most instances pushing its way through it readily. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.