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Brian B
05-22-2007, 12:17 AM
i am sure that this has been asked before but i can't find it. how do you estimate the amount of mulch to get for a flower bed that is curved? i know the standard equation (total sq. ft. X depth desired (in feet) / 27 = total cubic yards needed) how do you figure it out for a bed that isnt a perfect rectangle?


05-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Ahhhhh Guess;)
If you get real good you wont even have to measure anymore.;)

05-22-2007, 12:55 AM
You beat me to it!!!!

05-22-2007, 03:07 AM
Average length by average width ought to get you close.....

05-22-2007, 03:53 AM
The same as if it was a perfect rectangle. Round up your width measurement and use your total length measurement just as it is.