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cleancutccl

09-28-2004, 06:54 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, 06:57 PM

shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2

cleancutccl

09-28-2004, 06:59 PM

Sorry just figured that out myself, makes the numbers look a whole lot better.

ReckordGeneralMaintenance

09-28-2004, 07:00 PM

hows the weather out there its pouring down here in baltimore

Lux Lawn

09-28-2004, 07:04 PM

Try this web site www.atstecks.com

dvmcmrhp52

09-28-2004, 07:21 PM

I see the "sticky" at the top of the page concerning mulch calculations is being used well..................

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, 11:05 AM

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

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, 06:21 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, 07:34 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, 08:02 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

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, 05:42 PM

a cubic yard of mulch will alomost cover 100 sq ft

D Felix

10-06-2004, 09:14 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

10-06-2004, 11:01 PM

thanks felix just glad to help

Chuck

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