# BRAIN DEAD...1227 square feet is how many yards (mulch)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Mar 6, 2010.

1. ### stephen424LawnSite Senior Memberfrom charlotte, ncMessages: 730

i know the answer but it just doesn't seem right in my head.
i kicked off the season this week doing 6 mulch jobs of 25 yards + each one and i'm physically and mentally drained

help

2. ### hitechlmLawnSite Senior Memberfrom missouriMessages: 260

if you want to figure out how much mulch you need, take the length x the width x .25 (which equals 3") then divide that by 27......so lets say your length is 10' x your width 15' = 150 sq ft x .25=37.5 / 27=1.4 yards

3. ### MowingmanLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom TexasMessages: 4,679

You can not calculate this in cubic yards, until you know how thick it is to be spread.

4. ### procutLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Don't worry about it...Messages: 1,852

Only because I'm bored and can do this in about 20 seconds:

15 yards at 4" deep

11 yards at 3"

7.5 yards at 2"

5. ### clay duncanLawnSite Senior Memberfrom marion n.c.Messages: 445

twelve..... one cubic yard of mulch, dirt, gravel, ect. covers roughly 100 sq. ft 3 in. thick.........

6. ### stephen424LawnSite Senior Memberfrom charlotte, ncMessages: 730

i'm spreading cedar mulch 3 inches deep

7. ### MowingmanLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom TexasMessages: 4,679

You will need 11.361 cubic yards. I would round it up to 12 Yds.

8. ### stephen424LawnSite Senior Memberfrom charlotte, ncMessages: 730

That's what I thought...
For some reason I've been dividing 1227 by 27 (which is 48 yards). And was like...there's no way in hell she needs 48 yards!

With that said, I'm wondering should I buy bulk @ \$34/yard...or just go to home depot and buy bags @ \$2.25 a bag (each bag covers 2 cu ft)

9. ### Landscraper1LawnSite Senior MemberMale, from Southeastern Ma.Messages: 753

Here is the formula I use, it's simple: Square footage X depth / 324 = how many yards to use.

So;
1227 x 2in thick divided by 324 = 7.57 yards
1227 x 3in thick divided by 324 = 11.36 yards

a Quote (Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and eats for a lifetime)

Last edited: Mar 6, 2010
10. ### 1993lx172LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Franklin TnMessages: 1,305

Just for future reference (not trying to sound like an a\$\$ or anything) but if you look in the top left corner of the LS home page right next to the logo, you will see a list. If you click on the sixth one down from the top (Helpful Tools) there is a feature that will calculate how much mulch you will need and in how many bags, pick-up truck, or dump truck loads you will need. Not trying to be a smart a\$\$, a lot of people don't know that it's there.