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Old 05-29-2004, 03:09 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, 07:19 PM
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thats pretty good try it out tomorrow
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:21 PM
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thanks Jodi for the information
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duhhhhhh!!!!!! if u can't figure it out, don't do it
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Old 05-31-2004, 04:18 PM
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duhhhhhh!!!!!! if u can't figure it out, don't do it

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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1 Bag 3 cu feet at 2" will cover 18 sq feet
1 Bag 3 cu feet at 1" will cover 36 sq feet
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Here is a table that will do it for ya...

http://www.soilbuildingsystems.com/CubicYard.htm
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metric is so much easier
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:34 AM
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Not when you are used to the *right* way of doing it.

And especially not when your suppliers handle stuff that way too.


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Old 09-09-2004, 10:59 AM
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If you use this formula you don't have to convert the depth from inches to feet:

Length (in Feet) X Width (in Feet) X Depth (in Inches) / 324 = Cubic Yards

Example:

Length=10'
Width=20'
Depth=3"
10x20x3/324=1.8518518518518518518518518518519 cubic yards

or

Using the decimal equilivant of 3 inches (.25 feet):

Length=10'
Width=20'
Depth=.25'
10x20x.25/27=1.8518518518518518518518518518519 cubic yards
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