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humus a material that is made up of partly decayed leaves and plants. Humus adds nutrients to soil and helps it hold water.
land soil that has a particular use or condition (often joined with another word to form another word). [1/9 definitions]
lichen a living thing that is a fungus and a form of algae or special bacteria living together. The algae or the bacteria use photosynthesis to make food for the fungus. There are many kinds of lichens with different colors, such as green, gray, black, or red. They can look like scales, crusts, or branches. Lichens live on rocks and other places where there is no soil.
manure the waste matter of animals, such as cows and horses, used to fertilize the soil and help plants grow.
moor1 an area of land that is open and wet. Heather and other plants that need acid soil grow on moors.
narcissus a kind of plant that has yellow or white flowers and long, thin leaves. The narcissus grows from a bulb planted in the soil. Its flowers are shaped like a tube. [1/3 definitions]
natural resource materials that are found in nature and that can be used by people in many ways. Fresh water, soil, coal, and forests are all examples of natural resources.
peat soil from a wet area that is made up of decayed plants. Peat can be used as a fuel or fertilizer.
plow a heavy farm tool that has a wide blade and is pulled by a tractor or strong animal. Plows are used for turning over and cutting through soil. [1/5 definitions]
rake1 a tool that has a long handle and a row of teeth or prongs at one end. It is used to gather hay or fallen leaves or to smooth down soil. [1/4 definitions]
root1 the part of a plant that usually grows underground. Roots take up water and nutrients, and hold the plant in the soil. [1/8 definitions]
root2 to dig or turn over soil. [1/2 definitions]
smock a loose, light jacket, coat, or other similar garment, that is worn over clothing to protect it from soil, paint, or damage.
soybean a plant of the legume family. Soybeans are grown for their nutritious seeds, for soil improvement, and for food for farm animals. [1/2 definitions]
splash to wet or soil by this means. [1/6 definitions]
turf the surface layer of the soil that is held together in a thick mat by grass and other plant roots.
wheelbarrow a small cart with one or two wheels in front, two legs at the rear, and handles for pushing. Wheelbarrows are used to carry rocks, soil, leaves, and other materials short distances.