Friday, February 17, 2006

Mulch Man

Mulch n [ perh. irreg. fr. E dial. melch soft, mild ] ( 1675 ) : a protective covering ( as of sawdust, compost, or paper ) spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds, enrich the soil, or keep fruit ( as strawberries ) clean - mulch vt

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