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cleancutccl
09-28-2004, 07:54 PM
Can someong give me a calculation for mulch application. The area is 12000 sq. ft x 1.2 (2") then divided by 27 right? I have to be missing something because this calculation gives me 533. I know i don't need that many yards of mulch.

ReckordGeneralMaintenance
09-28-2004, 07:57 PM
shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2

cleancutccl
09-28-2004, 07:59 PM
Sorry just figured that out myself, makes the numbers look a whole lot better.

ReckordGeneralMaintenance
09-28-2004, 08:00 PM
hows the weather out there its pouring down here in baltimore

Lux Lawn
09-28-2004, 08:04 PM
Try this web site www.atstecks.com

dvmcmrhp52
09-28-2004, 08:21 PM
I see the "sticky" at the top of the page concerning mulch calculations is being used well..................

LCME
09-29-2004, 11:26 AM
shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2

Your are incorrect. :D At 2" thick the correct calc. is:2/12 = 0.17

Thus, 12,000 x 0.17 = 2040 / 27 = 76 SQ YD.

Cheers :drinkup:

Turf Medic
09-29-2004, 12:05 PM
Your are incorrect. :D At 2" thick the correct calc. is:2/12 = 0.17

Thus, 12,000 x 0.17 = 2040 / 27 = 76 SQ YD.

Cheers :drinkup:

Wouldn't that be cubic yards??? :D

LCME
09-29-2004, 01:02 PM
Wouldn't that be cubic yards??? :D

No because at 2" thick it would be square yard coverage. OK, now you got me confused. :dizzy:

landscapingpoolguy
09-29-2004, 07:21 PM
Wouldn't that be cubic yards??? :D
I come up with 74.04 yards I did it on the groundskeeper pro calculator

Chuck

Turf Medic
09-29-2004, 08:34 PM
No because at 2" thick it would be square yard coverage. OK, now you got me confused. :dizzy:

If you don't want to confuse your supplier, you need to order the mulch in cubic yards. Square yards has nothing to do with the thickness.

landscapingpoolguy
09-29-2004, 09:02 PM
1 cu yd at 1" deep = 324 sq ft
1 cu yd at 2" deep = 162 sq ft
1 cu yd at 3" deep = 108 sq ft
1 cu yd at 4" deep = 81 sq ft
1 cu yd at 5" deep = 65 sq ft

Keep this chart on your desk for future reference

Chuck

LCME
10-05-2004, 02:50 PM
If you don't want to confuse your supplier, you need to order the mulch in cubic yards. Square yards has nothing to do with the thickness.

I agree here what turf medic is saying. I just realized I wrote SQ YD. Should be Cubic Yards. Had a brain fart. :D Thanks, LCME

JKOOPERS
10-06-2004, 06:42 PM
a cubic yard of mulch will alomost cover 100 sq ft

D Felix
10-06-2004, 10:14 PM
Don'tcha just love it when you see the right answer like this (posted by Chuck):
1 cu yd at 1" deep = 324 sq ft
1 cu yd at 2" deep = 162 sq ft
1 cu yd at 3" deep = 108 sq ft
1 cu yd at 4" deep = 81 sq ft
1 cu yd at 5" deep = 65 sq ft
Then you see a vague, almost (but not quite) true statement like this:
a cubic yard of mulch will alomost cover 100 sq ft
It's especially nice when there's a "sticky" at the top of this forum that explains how to get the correct numbers...

You know, I have yet to give any reputation points (either good or bad), but I'm kinda thinking I might now....:)


Dan

landscapingpoolguy
10-07-2004, 12:01 AM
thanks felix just glad to help

Chuck