calculater

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by chefdrp, Sep 23, 2003.

1. chefdrpLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Bemus Point, N.Y.Messages: 1,384

Can anyone give me a link to a site that i can use to calculate how much stone or mulch to use? Say how many yard for 3 in. 1800 sq/ft?

3. work_itLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Louisville, KentuckyMessages: 976

Chef, hope that helps you out. Not only that but it sure is one heck of a great looking website. Wish I could find someone that could something like that for my business.

5. AztlanLCLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Highland, NYMessages: 1,050

Those sites are great what about if you need it in the field.

This is what the book says

Site Lenght x site width x .inches divide by 27

But usually I divide by 30

Heres an example

100 x 100 = 10,000 sqf. x.3=3,000 / 30 = 100 yards of mulch

You can do this up to nine inches after that you use 1 as 10 inches instead of .10 and 1.1 as 11 inches 1.2 as 12" and so on

This a rough estimates assuming a yard would cover 100 sqf. at 3" deep

But works real good for giving quick quote estimates

7. Let it GrowLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Walla Walla, WAMessages: 476

I can get you a CD with an excel spreadsheet that has a mulch calculator built into it, as well as a few other things.