How much area can you cover w/yard of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by billsfanvt, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. billsfanvt

    billsfanvt LawnSite Member
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    Generally how much area can you cover with one yard of much?(With only going one inch down) I followed a link from this website to a convertion table, but im questioning the answer. I measured a potential job today and infront of the building there is a 100 foot long bed and 5 feet from the wall, (it is also has a lot of spiria shrubs in it.) I want to put an inch of mulch on top. The chart said almost 19 yards(no way) Please send help thankyou
     
  2. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
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    why do you want to apply it a 1'', you will be weeding that garden once a week at that depth, i would apply it at 3'' for proper coverage, at 3'' one yard of mulch will cover around 108sq ft...
     
  3. billsfanvt

    billsfanvt LawnSite Member
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    The reason I was going to apply only 1 inch of mulch is because the bed has been there for many years and i'm just adding to the top. Is that logic right or am i wrong?
     
  4. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
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    then you will prob. need alittle under 3yds for the job if its 500 sq ft 100x50
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    100 feet long,5 feet wide, and 1 inch deep,42 cubic feet of mulch, or 14 bags of mulch needed at 3 cu. ft per bag,or 2 cubic yards of mulch needed.
     
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    one cubic yard will fill a cube that measures one yard in height by one yard in length by one yard in depth.

    Or, put another way will fill a cube three feet by three feet by three feet.

    Or, put another way will cover a cube thirty six inches by thirty six inches by thirty six inches.
     
  7. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
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    your right, i always give myself extra to level of the area, theres nothing worse then seeing the garden after your done and it looks uneven
     
  8. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
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    1 yard covers a little over 400 Sq Ft @1 inch thick
     
  9. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I get 324 sq. ft. per yard @ 1" depth.
     
  10. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
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    19 would have been correct if you were putting 1 foot thick. You need to watch some of those mulch calculators......a setting for inches and a setting for feet.
     

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