Other forms of mulch have been suggested, but the soil mulch is the only practical one.
To provide a mulch of dry soil so as to prevent the evaporation of moisture.
This stirring will form a mulch of dry soil on the surface, and this will hold the water.
The early clipping and the mulch cause increase in yield of seed.
mulch hybrid perpetuals if a dry season, and give liquid manure for the second blooming.
It is very injurious, but it may be applied on the surface as a mulch, with safety.
The blades are so placed that they slip under the surface, letting the soil fall back so that a mulch is formed.
When the mulch begins to decay, remove it, and apply fresh clippings.
The good tilth thus secured will be in a degree preserved by the continued addition of the mulch.
This, however, may be no disadvantage unless the mulch were finally to be removed.
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).
1802, from mulch (n.). Related: Mulched; mulching.