# How To Determine How Much Mulch Is Needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by 1MajorTom, May 29, 2004.

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1. ### Kleen KutzLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Ama,LaPosts: 1,611

Ok, do soil works out the same way also? Or what if your using 60 3 cubic bag of mulch. How much soil do you needed at 2" dept.

2. ### grass life #1LawnSite Memberfrom Gpt,msPosts: 69

mulch calculator.com

3. ### Ready to MowLawnSite Bronze MemberPosts: 1,549

I had a customer hire a guy and he told me the guy put down 8 yards of mulch. Now unless they went and got more I don't see them having put down anymore than 5 yards. They had a 7x12ft single axle trailer with about 1ft high siding around it plus what you could put in the truck.

4. ### steven's noyLawnSite MemberPosts: 2

ok so let me get this right. i have a bed the is 75 by 9 so the math problem would be
75*9*.3/324=0.625 is that right???

5. ### MissionViejoLandscapingLawnSite MemberMale, from Mission Viejo, CAPosts: 3

Thanks for the tip! This will definitely help out in the future!

6. ### Doug GreenLawnSite Memberfrom Baltimore, MarylandPosts: 23

I measure sq footage. Then put into mulch calculator. I also think of 1 yard of mulch being equal to 1 parking spot covered 3'' deep with mulch. We do a lot of mulch jobs, check them out at www.landscaping4seasons.com

7. ### oqueoqueLawnSite Bronze MemberMale, from JerseyPosts: 1,832

Soil uses the same formulas. Bags are sold by the cubic foot, not the cubic yard.

There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.

60 bags of 3 cubic feet = 180 cubic feet total. 180 cubic feet = 6.67 cubic yards, (180 divided by 27).

One cubic yard will cover 162 square feet at a 2" depth.

6.67 cubic yards will cover 1080.54 square feet at a 2" depth. (6.67 x 162' =1080.54')
60 bags, 3 cubic ft will cover 1080.54 square feet at a 2" depth.

8. ### K c mLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Philadelphia, PAPosts: 633

Just guess it long.