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mulch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Soil, Gardening
mulchmulch1 /mʌltʃ/ noun [countable usually singular, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TASDLGa substance such as decaying leaves that you put on the soil to improve its quality, to protect the roots of plants, or to stop weeds growing
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mulch• Perhaps the countryside has much to offer that is not just wellies, point-to-points and mulch.• The clippings were piled on the soil as mulch and wetted.• By channeling water on to the desert, CO2 shrank; by channeling the water on to the dried mulch, CO2 expanded.• Saprophytic fungi like coral spot on mulch are an indication of insufficient hoeing.• Seed, mixed in water with an organic mulch, is sprayed from a slow-moving vehicle directly on to the sand.• He inspected the mulch Russell was putting on the rhododendrons underneath the windows.• It fell without sound into the mulch Lois kept around her azaleas.• After watering, cover the area with a thick mulch of composted bark or moist peat.
Related topics: Soil, Gardening
mulchmulch2 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 TASDLGto cover the ground with mulch
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mulch• Although any lawn mower blade should be kept sharp, sharpness is crucial for mulching.• She believes in growing the trees well by mulching every September and feeding in March and July.• The box can be left off when cutting short grass, so that clippings mulch the lawn.• Plant in the same way as for trees and shrubs, mulching the prepared ground with black plastic or strips of old carpet.• To encourage a fuller hedge, increase the organic matter in the soil, water, then mulch to conserve soil moisture.• Water thoroughly then mulch with a generous layer of peat, composted bark or garden compost.
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Verb table
mulch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymulch
he, she, itmulches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymulched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mulched
he, she, ithas mulched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mulched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mulch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mulched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mulching
he, she, itis mulching
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you, we, theyare mulching
Past
I, he, she, itwas mulching
you, we, theywere mulching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mulching
he, she, ithas been mulching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mulching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mulching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mulching
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