verb (used with object)
- mulberry family,
- mulberry harbour,
Origin of mulch
Examples from the Web for mulch
Do not hoe or dig up the soil any way, The fibrous roots spread out in all directions just under the mulch.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
I mulch my trees; think it beneficial, but would not advise it on all soils.
In this experiment there was no noticeable difference in the effectiveness of new salt hay, old hay, or excelsior as a mulch.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
I mulch my orchard with stable litter and straw; would not advise its use on all soils.
It is well to mulch these plants during the hot, dry weather of summer.ABC of Vegetable Gardening|Eben Eugene Rexford
Word Origin for mulch
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.