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Old 03-06-2010, 07:56 PM
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BRAIN DEAD...1227 square feet is how many yards (mulch)

i know the answer but it just doesn't seem right in my head.
i kicked off the season this week doing 6 mulch jobs of 25 yards + each one and i'm physically and mentally drained

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:02 PM
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if you want to figure out how much mulch you need, take the length x the width x .25 (which equals 3") then divide that by 27......so lets say your length is 10' x your width 15' = 150 sq ft x .25=37.5 / 27=1.4 yards
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:04 PM
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You can not calculate this in cubic yards, until you know how thick it is to be spread.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
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Only because I'm bored and can do this in about 20 seconds:

15 yards at 4" deep

11 yards at 3"

7.5 yards at 2"

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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twelve..... one cubic yard of mulch, dirt, gravel, ect. covers roughly 100 sq. ft 3 in. thick.........
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
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i'm spreading cedar mulch 3 inches deep
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
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You will need 11.361 cubic yards. I would round it up to 12 Yds.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:21 PM
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That's what I thought...
For some reason I've been dividing 1227 by 27 (which is 48 yards). And was like...there's no way in hell she needs 48 yards!

With that said, I'm wondering should I buy bulk @ $34/yard...or just go to home depot and buy bags @ $2.25 a bag (each bag covers 2 cu ft)
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:25 PM
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Here is the formula I use, it's simple: Square footage X depth / 324 = how many yards to use.

So;
1227 x 2in thick divided by 324 = 7.57 yards
1227 x 3in thick divided by 324 = 11.36 yards

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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Just for future reference (not trying to sound like an a$$ or anything) but if you look in the top left corner of the LS home page right next to the logo, you will see a list. If you click on the sixth one down from the top (Helpful Tools) there is a feature that will calculate how much mulch you will need and in how many bags, pick-up truck, or dump truck loads you will need. Not trying to be a smart a$$, a lot of people don't know that it's there.
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