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Definition of mulch

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Definition as written by talinum:

A blanket spread over the bare surface of soil to block the loss of moisture and to discourage the growth of weeds. Mulches fall into two categories: organic mulch - from manure or compost or even straw or shredded bark chips - which eventually rot and add humus to the soil, enhancing its fertility. The second category is inorganic mulch using materials such as pebbles or crushed rock.

Definition as written by Magpye:

A natural or artificial protective layer of suitable materials, usually of organic matter such as leaves, straw, or peat, placed around plants that aid in soil stabilization, soil moisture conservation, prevention of freezing, and control of weeds, thus providing micro-climatic conditions suitable for germination and growth of selected vegetation.

Definition as written by IRFAN_LODHI:

Plastic mulch is a product used to suppress weeds and conserve water in crop production and landscaping.

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