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Formula for mulch/ stones??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by STIHL GUY, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    How do you guys figure the amount of mulch needed for a job? Is there a formula that you can plug numbers into to figure out? and is it the same formula for samll stones/ gravel? Thanks
     
  2. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    27 cu ft in a cu yd.

    take your width times your length and multiply that by your depth (will be a decimal. say 3 inches would be .25 because 3 inches is .25 of one foot) and that will be your cu ft you need. divide that number by 27 and you get how many cubic yards you need to complete the job.

    If you're going bagged it takes 9ea 3 cuft bags per cu yd or 13.5ea 2 cu ft bags.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    thanks for the quick responces
     
  5. CutApproved

    CutApproved LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 234

    THIS IS RIGHT ON,, it works
     
  6. uph50001

    uph50001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    thanks this was very helpful for me to!!
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    well im going out to measure on tuesday and im hoping to ge it spread on friday
     

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