How To Determine How Much Mulch Is Needed

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

  1. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
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    I have a better suggestion for the mathematically challenged....since you all have computers, just type in "soil calculators" in google. From there you have a choice of free on-line calculators. Who has time for math these days?

    :weightlifter:
     
  2. marwin2020

    marwin2020 LawnSite Member
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    Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way
     
  3. marwin2020

    marwin2020 LawnSite Member
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    Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way
     
  4. GCL-1

    GCL-1 LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone add a delivery fee to there invoice or is it built in to your price?
     
  5. Trader Rick

    Trader Rick LawnSite Member
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    A very easy way to calculate it is to go to www.gardenplace.com mulch calculator fill in the deminsions and depth wanted, the calculator figures the number of 2 or 3 CY bags or yards for bulk. I keep the address loaded to my BlackJack and away we go. Mulch bids done in a few min.
     
  6. ktfinch2000

    ktfinch2000 LawnSite Member
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  7. JAX LANDSCAPING

    JAX LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    hey guys the way i use is LXWXthickness = square feet then divide by 27 then divide by 12 and then whatever that equals round it up to the next highest 1/4 yard.
    Example 80'LX4'W=320'x3"thick=960 Then divide by 12=80 then divide by 27=2.96 so 3yards you need hope this helps.
     
  8. Economy Landscaping

    Economy Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the great information.

    you guys rock!
     
  9. skennedy

    skennedy LawnSite Member
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    Plus if you are using colored mulch how to get the color exact?
     
  10. Perkins2000

    Perkins2000 LawnSite Member
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    length X width X inches deep= cubic feet

    total cubic feet/ cubic ft on bag will be how many bags you need.

    50 ft length X 15 ft wide X 2 inches thick= 125 cubic feet

    125 cu. ft. / 3 cu.ft. bags = 42 bags of 3 cu. ft mulch
     

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