Mulch Calculation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Emerscape, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    Im trying to calculate how much mulch I need for 263 sq feet.. My calculater @ 3' is giving me 2.4 yds... that just doesnt sound right ..
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    thats right. You take your sq. feet and then say u want it at 3" deep, thats .25 of a foot. So you take 263 or what ever your sq feet is and multiple by .25. That gives your cubic feet (65.75). There are 27 cubic feet in a yard so then just divid by 27 and you get 2.43 yards.
  3. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    3 feet deep is awefully deep!
  4. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    yeah i meant 3 inches.. one too many beers ;)
  5. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 497

    I add 20% to my material estimate and order/pickup what my initial figures are. Sometimes 15 yards on a truck doesn't seem to go as far as the last time. Possibly the loader at the mulch yard didn't fill the bucket the same everytime.

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