Term for unrubbed organic materials, which is derived from the Low German "mul" for "decaying earth or dust" or "mulsch" for "rotten, soft". In horticulture and viticulture, this means a soil cover. Mulching is a typical measure of biological or. Integrated pest management, Before winter, the vineyard soil is mostly covered with organic materials of plant origin. Used z. B. straw, bark (left), leaves (right), peat, Grünguthäcksel, living plants and the pruning resulting waste. This will dry out the soil evaporation (Evaporation) of water from the soil prevents a good irrigation causes and weed growth suppressed.
After one to three years, the organic material has been incorporated into the soil. The slow rotting makes the soil important nutrient fed and the soil structure and content humus improved. For the planting of new vines mulch foils are now used, in the recessed holes the young plants are used. This keeps the floor warm and also prevents evaporation. A special form of mulching is the greening sometimes referred to as mulching. Mulch is also used in viticulture as one of the means for organic fertilization used by rotting too compost and contribute to the formation of humus. See also below Weingarten Care,