# How much Mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Green Acres, Mar 20, 2002.

1. ### Green AcresLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Kansas (Shawnee Area)Posts: 316

I have a guy that wants to re-mulch his flower beds. He just wants to but some new on top of the old mulch. He has about 2200 sq. ft. of beds. How many cubic yards would I need to do this job at I figure about 1" depth? Also if he pays for the mulch how much should I charge to do a job like this? There are plants in the bed but there pretty well spaced about. Before I forget it's going to be a cypress mulch if that makes any difference. Any info would be great!!! Thanks

2. ### Kent LawnsLawnSite Senior Memberfrom MidwestPosts: 870

6.79 yards.

Better figure 8 or 9 yards because it's tough to spead 1" without an occational bare spot.

Price will depend on how many beds and their location to mulch pile/truck.

3. ### PAPSLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Oakland, NJPosts: 404

With us purchasing the mulch (only way i'd take the job, by the way)

= 2200 sq.ft @ 2.0'' = approx: 12.0 yd. @ \$55.00/yard installed
TOTAL : \$660.00

@ 1.0'' = 7.0 yards
TOTAL : \$385.00

@ 2.0'' = ~\$500.00
@ 1.0'' = ~\$300.00

4. ### jettabugLawnSite Memberfrom new hampshirePosts: 18

I usually find the length, width, and Height of an area. Sometimes this is hard because there are curves but I adjust.
My formula is
3'x3'x3'=1yd
36"x36"x36"=46656
LxWxH=46656y

If I have an area 10'x 10' and I want 2 inches of mulch, I multiply my feet by 12 to get inches, so

120x120x2=46656y

2880000=46656y

divide both sides by 466566 and you get Y, yards of mulch it will take you to do the job at 2" depth.

Now .62 yards, round up 3/4 or 1 yard.

Now, 1yard deivered depending on the mulch may be \$25
Every yard I come up with I ad an hour of labor

so \$55.00 to spread 1 yard of mulch