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Measuring for Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Lynden-Jeff, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405


    Im trying to calculate mulch for a large garden on a hill. Now I measued all the beds roughly in squares and came out with about 3200 sq feet. At 2" that requires 20 yards of mulch. Now there are lots of bushs, plants and of course I squared off the beds so some have rounded corners. How do I account for this? I think 20 yards is way way to much. More like 10-12 would do the job im thinking. Any help appreciated.

  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    I come up with 18 yds. So depending on what type of shrubs you could bid maybe at 12-13 yds. Also if you have any left piggyback it with another small job if you have to pick it up yourself.

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