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First Big Mulch Install

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Expert Lawns, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. OP
    Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    dart2cut, that is the formula someone taught me not too long ago. I am just putting it to use this year.

    How many sq ft will a yard of mulch cover? (I hate math)
  2. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    We have a calculator on our site that can calculate it for you. superiorgroundcover.com
  3. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Groundcover Solutions: the calculator is cool, i'm sure i'll be using it soon. Is the L x W x .25 divided by 27 correct, if i need to now on the spot?
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Go get a project calculator from Lowes or HD.That has saved me alot of time trying to remember formulas.
    Yes you can use the L x W x D / 27=cubic yards method.Just remember your depth will be a percentage of 1 foot as in .25 is a quarter of one foot(3 inches)
  5. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    NickN, Thanks for the tip.
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,570

    The formula works........use .083 for 1 inch deep and .166 for 2 inches deep....

  7. OP
    Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    lil help. lil help.
  8. tedk

    tedk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    at a depth of 120 inches it will cover about 2.7 square feet.
  9. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    $1300.00 for the job
  10. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Hey Matt, does that calculator on your website also work for materials such as crushed rock and top soil or would that be different?


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