Mowing grass clippings into fine particles to be deposited back down into the turf, where they quickly decompose into valuable nutrients.
Covering an area loosely with some material to hold soil in place and facilitate revegetation. Straw and bark are common mulches.
Mixing organic material into the sediment surface to reduce erosion, moisten the surface and fertilise the soil.
Providing any loose covering for exposed forest soils, such as grass, straw, bark, or wood fibers, to help control erosion and protect exposed soil.
Most mulches are made from organic materials, some of the best being: hay, grass clippings, fallen leaves (best when shredded), bark chips, and compost. Mulching serves to prevent moisture loss from soil, protect plants from temperature extremes, control weed growth (weed before laying mulch!), prevent water from splashing onto plant material, and as a slow-release soil amendment.
Providing any loose covering for exposed forest soil, using organic residue, such as grass, straw, or wood fibers to protect exposed soil, enhance revegetation, and help control erosion.
Process of spreading organic material such as wood chips, leaves, or compost over the soil surface to control weeds and retain soil moisture.
Spreading of material e.g. plant litter or plastic on the surface of soil to protect the soil from erosion or to control weeds. Organic mulches can also improve the soil's organic matter content and tilth.
Mulching is when the mower cuts the grass into small pieces and allows them to fall back onto the grass, where they will decompose and add to the richness of the soil. A mulching mower can only handle cutting and mulching so much grass, so you will need to mow a bit more frequently.
A method of preventing weeds, moderating soil temperatures and keeping soil moist. Involves covering gardens, shrubbery borders and foundation plantings with a layer of wood chips, bark mulch, cocoa hulls or hay. Does not totally prevent weeds, but does help.
the application of a layer of compost to the surface of the soil, creating an interface that accepts water readily yet resists moisture loss through evapotranspiration.