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Old 05-23-2004, 10:04 PM
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Mulch

Question about mulch, How many square feet will 1 yard of mulch cover? I have had heard several different answers. Can you guys clear it up for me.


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Old 05-23-2004, 10:11 PM
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its a cubic yard. theres 3 ft in a yard, and 12inches in a ft. so its like 3ft wide x 3ft tall x 3ft long. but you would prolly want about 4in high. so figure 4.375 ft wide, 4.375 ft long and 3 inches high... im not sure, but i think my calculations are correct.

i may be wrong.
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Old 05-23-2004, 10:36 PM
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1 cu/yd will cover 100 sq. ft. to a depth of 3"

"Measure the total area (length x width) and divide by coverage area. Example; To cover a 20' wide by 40' long area with mulch or soil product: 20' x 40' =800 sq. ft. /100 =8 cu/yd needed."
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Old 05-23-2004, 10:56 PM
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thanks a bunch!:blob3: I really wasn't to so but now I am all set

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Old 05-26-2004, 02:40 AM
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100 square feet isn't the technically correct answer, but should get you close enough.

You are lucky, I'm in a good mood and won't rip on you too badly.

This question is asked enough that a search would have turned up the answer.

It's simple math:
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).
There's your answer for any depth desired. It's really that simple.


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Old 05-26-2004, 03:21 AM
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1 cu/yd will cover 100 sq. ft. to a depth of 3"

"Measure the total area (length x width) and divide by coverage area. Example; To cover a 20' wide by 40' long area with mulch or soil product: 20' x 40' =800 sq. ft. /100 =8 cu/yd needed."

This comes STRAIGHT off of the Mulch Masters price sheet and has always been real close for us. Who knows maybe people who sell mulch are wrong?
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:36 AM
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If you do the math (in reverse):
27 cubic feet / .25 feet (depth) = 108 square feet

100 square feet is "close enough" for most things, but that additional 8 square feet can add up on larger jobs.


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Old 05-26-2004, 01:19 PM
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100 square feet isn't the technically correct answer, but should get you close enough.

You are lucky, I'm in a good mood and won't rip on you too badly.

Dan,

Glad that your "replying to simple math questions Anger Management" class is going well.

We just need to work on "giving opinions on tacky landscape installs"

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