Mulch formula

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

  1. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
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    Does anyone know the formula for figuring out yards of mulch?
     
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    L x W x D divided by 27 gives you cubic yards of anything.
     
  3. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
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    I measured out 957 square feet and want to apply 2 inches average of mulch.
     
  4. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
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    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. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    6 yards should do it. might have a few pieces of mulch left over :)
     
  6. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    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. cos

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

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my exact calculation was 6.07 i believe. so i figured 6 :)
     
  9. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    here is my example
     
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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