# Mulch formula

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cos, Sep 27, 2001.

1. ### cosLawnSite Addictfrom southeast paPosts: 1,253

Does anyone know the formula for figuring out yards of mulch?

2. ### GuidoLawnSite Silver Memberfrom North Las Vegas, NevadaPosts: 2,085

L x W x D divided by 27 gives you cubic yards of anything.

3. ### cosLawnSite Addictfrom southeast paPosts: 1,253

I measured out 957 square feet and want to apply 2 inches average of mulch.

4. ### HOWARD JONESLawnSite Memberfrom MUSTANG, OKPosts: 233

LxWxD divided by 27 is when you are working with numbers in feet; your example is 957 square feet times 2/12 or.17 feet deep, divided by 27 cu. ft. per yard = 5.9 yd.

5. ### stslawncareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom DEPosts: 1,484

6 yards should do it. might have a few pieces of mulch left over

6. ### GuidoLawnSite Silver Memberfrom North Las Vegas, NevadaPosts: 2,085

Forgot to tell you to convert the inches into a decimal of a foot.

Go to my web page and there is a page on conversions and formula's, etc.

Print it out for a good reference.

Hope this helps!

7. ### cosLawnSite Addictfrom southeast paPosts: 1,253

Thanks fellas. I had a formula written down and lost it that was slightly different, but this will work.

8. ### stslawncareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom DEPosts: 1,484

my exact calculation was 6.07 i believe. so i figured 6

9. ### cclllcLawnSite Senior MemberMale, from Just outside Nashville,Tn.Posts: 903

here is my example