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estimating mulch for a curved flower bed

Brian B

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Marion, Ohio
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?

thanks,
brian
 

dKoester

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Chesapeake VA
You beat me to it!!!!
 

TurfProSTL

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
The 19th hole
Average length by average width ought to get you close.....
 

sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
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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