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Calculating mulch & soil

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Big C, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Is there a formula to use to calculate how much mulch/soil to factor into a bid?
  2. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 366

  3. LawnNeedz

    LawnNeedz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 580

    There is a hepful tools section on the forum located at the top left of the home page. It has a mulch and soil calculator. I use it all the time when I don't feel like thinking.

    Hope this helps!!!!!!!
  4. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

  5. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    the trick though is to know how to calculate cubic yards.

    obviously you need to know your square feet.

    1000 sqft.

    multiply that by # of inches thick by converting
    1000 x (3/12) = 250

    divide that by 27 to convert to yards

    250 / 27 = 9.23

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