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Big C
09-23-2008, 04:13 PM
Is there a formula to use to calculate how much mulch/soil to factor into a bid?

VO Landscape Design
09-23-2008, 05:02 PM
I use this site sometimes.
http://www.gardenplace.com/content/calculator/mulch_calc.html
VO

LawnNeedz
09-23-2008, 05:40 PM
There is a hepful tools section on the forum located at the top left of the home page. It has a mulch and soil calculator. I use it all the time when I don't feel like thinking.

Hope this helps!!!!!!!

Big C
09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
I use this site sometimes.
http://www.gardenplace.com/content/calculator/mulch_calc.html
VO

Just what I needed....thanks

TPnTX
09-24-2008, 08:12 AM
the trick though is to know how to calculate cubic yards.

obviously you need to know your square feet.

1000 sqft.

multiply that by # of inches thick by converting
1000 x (3/12) = 250

divide that by 27 to convert to yards

250 / 27 = 9.23