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Old 02-04-2009, 01:49 PM
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I have a better suggestion for the mathematically challenged....since you all have computers, just type in "soil calculators" in google. From there you have a choice of free on-line calculators. Who has time for math these days?

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:38 PM
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Talking That was an wasome idea!!!

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I made up a formula'd spreadsheet on exel. feel free to download and use it. it is protected so the only values you can adjust (unles you unprotect it) are the blanks for length, width and depth.

had to zip it to attach, let me know if it doesnt work, I can email it if anyone really wants it that bad.

Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:40 PM
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That was an awsome idea!!

Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:30 PM
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Does anyone add a delivery fee to there invoice or is it built in to your price?
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:16 PM
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A very easy way to calculate it is to go to www.gardenplace.com mulch calculator fill in the deminsions and depth wanted, the calculator figures the number of 2 or 3 CY bags or yards for bulk. I keep the address loaded to my BlackJack and away we go. Mulch bids done in a few min.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:55 PM
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Right on! http://www.gardenplace.com/content/c...lch_calc.html# is the easiest calculator to use.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:10 PM
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hey guys the way i use is LXWXthickness = square feet then divide by 27 then divide by 12 and then whatever that equals round it up to the next highest 1/4 yard.
Example 80'LX4'W=320'x3"thick=960 Then divide by 12=80 then divide by 27=2.96 so 3yards you need hope this helps.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:37 PM
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thanks for the great information.

you guys rock!
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:05 PM
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great question

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So, what if there is already old mulch down? do you rake it a little to freshen it up or clean all the old stuff out or just lay new mulch right over it? and how deep does the mulch need to be?
Plus if you are using colored mulch how to get the color exact?
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:57 AM
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cubic ft is on the bag

length X width X inches deep= cubic feet

total cubic feet/ cubic ft on bag will be how many bags you need.

50 ft length X 15 ft wide X 2 inches thick= 125 cubic feet

125 cu. ft. / 3 cu.ft. bags = 42 bags of 3 cu. ft mulch
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