Are my mulch calculations that off on this job???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by KrayzKajun, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im figuring mulch job and cleanup on one of my commercial accnts. One section is a 150' long bed that varies in width from 10' to 4' to 7' to 9' to 3' depending on the curve of the bed and another 6 seperate beds around the property. I know its hard to tell size by pictures. But why not give it a shot. I round off my numbers and square up irregular shaped beds for ease of math. Lol ive come up with approx 1700sqft of beds or 65yds of mulch. Maybe im just over thinking this. Do the pics seem like 65yds worth of mulch????? Or maybe i just need to go to bed.

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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Math is effed. Even at 4" of mulch thats 21 yds
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I knew i was off. I forgot to multiply by .333 . Yep its time to go to bed. Lol.
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do it like concrete. Just take the sf and divide by 80 for 4" but i usually do 100 for mulch. But yea, bed time lol
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  5. kandalawncaremgr

    kandalawncaremgr LawnSite Member
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    Just spend the 1.99 for the mulch topsoil app, or 7.99 for the landscape app that includes a shitload of estimating tools. Look into it. The best 10 bucks spent.
     
  6. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What formula do you use to figure out at amount of mulch you need. I always use an app for that.
     
  7. robbiep

    robbiep LawnSite Member
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    that place is in major need of some work. the before and after pics will be very dramatic.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Figure out square footage them multiply .33 for 4".
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  9. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Even with your figure in the first post at 1700 sq I've come up with 56yds.
    1700 x .33 right? :confused:
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    1755x .33= 579 sqft. Then divide 579/27 to get 21 cuyds
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