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Old 09-28-2004, 07:54 PM
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Calculating mulch yardage?

Can someong give me a calculation for mulch application. The area is 12000 sq. ft x 1.2 (2") then divided by 27 right? I have to be missing something because this calculation gives me 533. I know i don't need that many yards of mulch.
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:57 PM
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shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:59 PM
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Sorry just figured that out myself, makes the numbers look a whole lot better.
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:00 PM
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hows the weather out there its pouring down here in baltimore
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Try this web site www.atstecks.com
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I see the "sticky" at the top of the page concerning mulch calculations is being used well..................
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:26 AM
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shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2
Your are incorrect. At 2" thick the correct calc. is:2/12 = 0.17

Thus, 12,000 x 0.17 = 2040 / 27 = 76 SQ YD.

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Your are incorrect. At 2" thick the correct calc. is:2/12 = 0.17

Thus, 12,000 x 0.17 = 2040 / 27 = 76 SQ YD.

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Wouldn't that be cubic yards???
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:02 PM
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Wouldn't that be cubic yards???
No because at 2" thick it would be square yard coverage. OK, now you got me confused.
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Old 09-29-2004, 07:21 PM
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Wouldn't that be cubic yards???
I come up with 74.04 yards I did it on the groundskeeper pro calculator

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