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Old 05-29-2004, 02:09 AM
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How To Determine How Much Mulch Is Needed

This question seems to be a popular one in this forum.
A lot of people want to know how to figure out the correct amount of mulch for their landscaping project. So D Felix came up with a good idea to have the formula stuck to the top of this forum.

Here it is:

To determine how much mulch is needed, you take:

Total square feet x depth desired (in feet) / 27 = cubic yards needed

Figure out your square footage.
Take square footage time depth desired (in feet, i.e. 3" = .25 feet).
That gives volume in cubic feet.
Divide that number by 27 to get cubic yards. There's 27 cubic feet per yard (3'x3'x3'=27 cubic feet).
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:19 PM
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thats pretty good try it out tomorrow
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:21 PM
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thanks Jodi for the information
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:54 PM
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duhhhhhh!!!!!! if u can't figure it out, don't do it
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duhhhhhh!!!!!! if u can't figure it out, don't do it
The guy is trying to help. Why do you have to be such a dhead!!! It seems to come so naturally to you, perhaps you do not know any other way to treat people.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:47 PM
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The guy is trying to help. Why do you have to be such a dhead!!! It seems to come so naturally to you, perhaps you do not know any other way to treat people.
i agree, people like that suck....they think they're so much better than everyone. in reality hes probably a guy with LBMS little big man syndrome
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duhhhhhh!!!!!! If u can't figure it out, don't do it
exactly....
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Duhhh????

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duhhhhhh!!!!!! if u can't figure it out, don't do it
Duhhh??? Is that all u got? Wow the guy is asking for help here on a help forumn and you say duhhhhh? Wow must be that southern hospitality!
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Old 05-31-2004, 03:18 PM
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BooBY

Just for you I will make it easier. That way you can do it.

1 Yard of Mulch 3" deep will cover 108 sq feet

1 Yard of Mulch 4" deep will cover 81 sq feet

1 Bag 2 cu feet at 3" will cover 8 sq feet

1 Bag 2 cu feet at 4" will cover 6 sq feet
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BooBY

Just for you I will make it easier. That way you can do it.

1 Yard of Mulch 3" deep will cover 108 sq feet

1 Yard of Mulch 4" deep will cover 81 sq feet

1 Bag 2 cu feet at 3" will cover 8 sq feet

1 Bag 2 cu feet at 4" will cover 6 sq feet
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No real need to make rocket science out of a simple thing. Remember this is for estimating only. The fact of the matter is you can not put down mulch at a perfect 3 or 4 inches over a large area. I always add in more mulch just to be sure we have enough.
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