estimating mulch for a curved flower bed

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Brian B, May 21, 2007.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    i am sure that this has been asked before but i can't find it. how do you estimate the amount of mulch to get for a flower bed that is curved? i know the standard equation (total sq. ft. X depth desired (in feet) / 27 = total cubic yards needed) how do you figure it out for a bed that isnt a perfect rectangle?

  2. bishoplandscape

    bishoplandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Ahhhhh Guess;)
    If you get real good you wont even have to measure anymore.;)
  3. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,327

    You beat me to it!!!!
  4. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    Average length by average width ought to get you close.....
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    The same as if it was a perfect rectangle. Round up your width measurement and use your total length measurement just as it is.

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