mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by texas, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    how do i measure feet if the bed is curvy? how many feet are in a yard? how many 3 sq. ft. bags of mulch will equal one sq. yard? where can i buy it in bulk? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    looks like someone was sleeping during highschool....
     
  3. K&M Lawn Care

    K&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

  4. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    Estimate, three, three, look up mulch in the yellow pages.
     
  5. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    here we go if the widest point is 8feet and the narrowist point is 6 feet then average at 7 feet wide then x by the strait length then x by the thickness desired .
     
  6. Groundkeeperz

    Groundkeeperz LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 18

    average the square foot for estimating the mulch.

    27 cubic feet in a cubic yard

    9- 3 cubic foot bags to equal a cubic yard


    to figure your mulch needed
    you can rough it like this
    figure your square footage. example (300' x 10' = 3000 square feet)
    if you want 1" use .08
    2"-.16
    3"-.24
    4"-.33
    5"-.41
    6"=.50

    so lets say you want it 3" deep
    you would take 3000 x .24 = 720
    divide 720 by 27 = 26.6 yards of mulch

    so you need approx. 27 yards of mulch

    I just noticed that you also wanted to know where to get the mulch.
    I hope your joking!

    Good luck!
     

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