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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass1, Mar 16, 2002.
How do u guys figure out how many yards Of mulch to order for a job?? I always come up short thanks
if u do the math right u shuold be right, always get a tab bit more
it is supposed to be 1/yd will cover a10ftx10ft area 2" deep. I've found this to work out pretty well. Just figure how deep you need it to be and go from there. Get a good quality mulch that has been double shredded-- it spreads much easier and no chunks to try and hide thus saving you more time.
One yard of mulch, depending on how thick you spread it, will cover: 324 square feet at 1 inch thick or 262 square feet at 2 inches thick, or 108 square feet at 3 inches thick. New beds should be at least 3 inches thick
I always mulch to a depth of 1 1/2 in. So I take the total sq ft of the area and divide by 243. Harvestman
Thanks jbt you're right I meant 3" will cover approximately 100 sq/ft. -- dont want to give out the wrong info
1. Estimate what you think you need.
2. Measure the areas.
3. Have someone else give you their estimate.
Try cking out www.clearwaterlandscapes.com they have a built in calulator in their site so i dont have to do any math lol
thanks that helps out alot. What is the average amount of time u guys spend spreading a yard mulch thanks
Depends on how far you have to move it. Such as from the truck or pile to the bed. We generally figure one to three man hour per yard of mulch. Completely open bed area near the pile/truck, less than one man hour. In perennial/annual beds with a lot of hand spreading, over two hours. Don't forget to figure in clean up time.