# Mulch Job Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Apr 10, 2000.

1. ### JMLLawnSite Senior Memberfrom The Jersey ShoreMessages: 415

I have a 7,800 sq. ft. area that needs to be mulched. How many cubic yards of mulch would i need for 1 inch thick? 1.5 inches thick? and 2 inches thick. Thanks for your help. <br>

2. ### cjclandLawnSite Senior Memberfrom winter haven, floridaMessages: 278

1&quot;=24.102<br>1.5&quot;=36.114<br>2&quot;=48.126<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida

3. ### Eric ELMHusband, Father, Friend, Angelfrom Chicago, IL USAMessages: 4,831

I'm a little slow, I came up with the same figures though.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

4. ### LoneStarLawnLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom San Antonio, TXMessages: 1,415

Yeah the numbers are about right.<p>Just take your sq ft. = 7800<br>Multiply by the depth = 1 in.<br>Then divide the total by 324 to get cubic yards.<p>7800 * 1 = 7800<br>7800/324 = 24.074074<p><br>Do the same for 1.5 in and 2 in.<br>1.5 in = 36.11111<br>2.0 in = 48.148148<p>The 324 comes from:<br>12in = 1 ft. (convert in to ft)<br>3ft = 1 yard ( convert ft to yrd)<br>cube the 3 ft. <br>12in * (3*3*3) = 324<br>

5. ### cjclandLawnSite Senior Memberfrom winter haven, floridaMessages: 278

i emailed you a chart<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida

6. ### steveairLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom morristown, njMessages: 1,073

Hey, this question was in landscaping too. Whats wrong with us construction guys. You need to get a second opinion from these lawn jockeys too<p>steveair