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question on measuring mulch!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zmak, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I have about 5300 square feet to mulch at about 2 in thick.
    How many yards of mulch do you think I will need.
    and how do you come up with your numbers.
  2. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    31.55 yards of mulch

    2" = 168 sq ft
    3" = 126 sq ft
    4" = 84 sq ft
  3. glennd

    glennd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    This is the formula I use and it works pretty good. 1 Cubic yard mulch, 2 inches thick will cover an area 144 sq ft. 1 Cubic yard of mulch, 3 inches thick will cover an area 100 sq ft. So with you having an area 5300 sq ft, divide 144 sq ft into 5300 sq ft = 36.8 yards. So you'd be safe with 36-37 yards. Just my .02

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