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Old 04-25-2004, 03:07 PM
zmak zmak is offline
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question on measuring mulch!

I have about 5300 square feet to mulch at about 2 in thick.
How many yards of mulch do you think I will need.
and how do you come up with your numbers.
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:37 PM
gwwilson gwwilson is offline
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31.55 yards of mulch

2" = 168 sq ft
3" = 126 sq ft
4" = 84 sq ft
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:37 PM
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This is the formula I use and it works pretty good. 1 Cubic yard mulch, 2 inches thick will cover an area 144 sq ft. 1 Cubic yard of mulch, 3 inches thick will cover an area 100 sq ft. So with you having an area 5300 sq ft, divide 144 sq ft into 5300 sq ft = 36.8 yards. So you'd be safe with 36-37 yards. Just my .02
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