mulchmath brain fart help

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Frontier-Lawn, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    im having a brain fart. i forget the math to fig out bags needed for a job.
    i need 5.625 yards in 3cf bags of cypress and for the life of me i cant remember the yards x ?= bags needed, just the one for 2cf bags
     
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    maybe this will work, but one yard is equal to .5 cf. So... 5.625(.5)= 2.8125
     
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    wow i can use that also thanks
     
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    There are 27 cf per yard. So for a yard of bagged mulch you will need 9 of 3cf or 13.5 of the 2cf. Hope this helps.
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. ProCutLawnCare&Landscape

    ProCutLawnCare&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    why bags of mulch ?
     
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    HOA rules nothing in the driveway over night, just incase i can't get the job done by 5pm
     
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    could always do bulk and leave it in the truck.... I think one pallet of mulch is usually around 4 1/2 yards I think the 3cu ft pallets are 40 bags per pallet, of course that can vary depending on location...
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    9 bags of 3 cubic ft is the answer if your estimate of yds was correct
     

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