60 yards of mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Grass Cake, May 23, 2005.

  1. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    I'm bidding on 2 new mulch beds....kinda of goofy shaped ones...i measured the wide side,then the narrow side......made an average and figured the mulch 2" deep.


    i came up with 60 yards.......any math wiz want to tell me how far i'm off?


    here's the circumference of both beds.

    222'
    163'
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Circumference????


    Is it 163' x 222'?????


    That comes out to 36,000 sq. ft.

    60 yards won't even come close............

    Maybe your numbers are wrong????
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    I think he means it's length
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205




    Ya..........Length times width= sq. feet.............
     
  5. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Grass Cake,
    Homeowners love when you make a mistake in estimating mulch job. Remember they have called other people to give them estimates and are waiting for the lowest bidder to do the job.
    Take the right dimensions and there are so many mulch dealers in your area with mulch calculator programs to figure this out.
    Be careful you can run a huge loss on mulch jobs.
     
  6. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299


    76' x 40'...bed 1
    55' x 30'...bed 2


    that should have been diameter....and i thiink that measurement is useless. ;)
     
  7. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299


    i used a mulch calculator.......but 60 yards seem like alot for the area i'm looking at

    It is a new bed though.

    I'm just double checking before i turn over the estimate.

    it's 385' of new edging in the deal. but i'm ok with .80 per ft. for that.
     
  8. BZB_Helpers

    BZB_Helpers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    bed 1=3040sqft
    bed 2=1650sqft
    total 4690sqft @2" = 29 cubic yards
     
  9. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299


    Hi neighbor.

    :cool:
     
  10. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299


    I made a mistake.....i put the 2 width's together76+30=106
    then the length's....55+4-=95

    brain freeze
    thanks for the reply.
     

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