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Calculating mulch yardage?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cleancutccl, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    Can someong give me a calculation for mulch application. The area is 12000 sq. ft x 1.2 (2") then divided by 27 right? I have to be missing something because this calculation gives me 533. I know i don't need that many yards of mulch.
     
  2. ReckordGeneralMaintenance

    ReckordGeneralMaintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    shouldn't that be .12 intead of 1.2
     
  3. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    Sorry just figured that out myself, makes the numbers look a whole lot better.
     
  4. ReckordGeneralMaintenance

    ReckordGeneralMaintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    hows the weather out there its pouring down here in baltimore
     
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I see the "sticky" at the top of the page concerning mulch calculations is being used well..................
     
  7. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Your are incorrect. :D At 2" thick the correct calc. is:2/12 = 0.17

    Thus, 12,000 x 0.17 = 2040 / 27 = 76 SQ YD.

    Cheers :drinkup:
     
  8. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Wouldn't that be cubic yards??? :D
     
  9. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    No because at 2" thick it would be square yard coverage. OK, now you got me confused. :dizzy:
     
  10. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    I come up with 74.04 yards I did it on the groundskeeper pro calculator

    Chuck
     

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