Term for non-rotting organic materials, which is derived from the Low German "mul" for "decaying earth or dust" or from "mulsch" for "rotten, soft". In horticulture and viniculture, this means soil cover. Mulching is a typical measure of the biological respectively. Integrated crop protection, Before the winter, the vineyard soil is mostly covered with organic materials of plant origin. Are used for. B. straw, bark (left), leaves (right), peat, green waste, living plants and the at pruning generated waste. This will cause the soil to dry out evaporation (Evaporation) of water from the soil prevents good irrigation causes and weed growth suppressed.
After one to three years, the organic material has worked into the soil. Due to the slow rotting, the soil becomes important nutrient fed and the soil structure and the content of humus improved. For the planting of new vines, mulch foils have recently been used, in the holes of which the young plants are inserted. This keeps the floor warm and also prevents evaporation. A special form of mulching is that greening, which is 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 humus formation. See also under Weingarten Care,