# Mulch Figure

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DBLC, Jul 31, 2002.

1. ### DBLCLawnSite Memberfrom ARPosts: 130

I need some help with a good way to figure mulch. I currently measure my beds L times W times D. I am lost after that. Please help!! Thanks!!

2. ### jkeltonLawnSite Memberfrom Murfreesboro, TNPosts: 243

This is how I explain this to my potential customers:

1. Measure area square footage
2. Multiply number by depth (in feet)
3. Divide number by 27 to obtain yardage
Inch to feet conversion
1"=0.083 feet
2"=0.167 feet
3"=0.250 feet
4"=0.333 feet
5"=0.417 feet
6"=0.500 feet
7"=0.583 feet
8"=0.667 feet

Example: One playground has two areas; one area is 40 ft by 60 ft rectangle; the other area is 25 ft by 35 ft. The depth of the mulch will be 4 inches. How mulch mulch will be needed?
Solution: For the first area ¨ 40*60 = 2400 ft2. For the second area => 25*35 = 875 ft2. Add both areas together to obtain 3275 ft2. Multiply 3275 by the depth (in feet - see conversion chart above)¨ 3275*0.333 = 1080 ft3. Divide number by 27 to get yardage => 1080/27 = 40 yards

3. ### DBLCLawnSite Memberfrom ARPosts: 130

GREAT SOLUTION!!!! THANKS!!! I love lawnsite. This is really a great way for us ALL to work and help each other. I hope I get to help others!!!!!!!

4. ### strickdadLawnSite Senior Memberfrom north carolinaPosts: 544

and if your lazy like me you can go to www.tomsmulch.com and click on calculator...

5. ### heygrassmanLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Columbus, OhioPosts: 509

I have a mulch calculator spreadsheet that bids the job, and calcs cost while determining total material needs. If anyone would like a copy, jeff@ascapes.net.. may take a few days to turn around.