# First Big Mulch Install

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

1. OP

### Expert LawnsLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Genesee County, MIMessages: 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 SolutionsLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Canton, MIMessages: 1,254

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

3. ### dart2cutLawnSite Memberfrom Millbrook, AL 36054Messages: 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. ### NickNLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom AlabamaMessages: 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. ### dart2cutLawnSite Memberfrom Millbrook, AL 36054Messages: 25

NickN, Thanks for the tip.

6. ### LawnScapers of DaytonLawnSite Silver MemberMale, from Dayton, OHMessages: 2,570

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

Derek

7. OP

### Expert LawnsLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Genesee County, MIMessages: 2,660

lil help. lil help.

8. ### tedkLawnSite Memberfrom memaw, tnMessages: 100

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

9. ### WeatherManLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Ilse Of Palms S.C.Messages: 692

\$1300.00 for the job

10. ### BoyceaLawnSite Senior Memberfrom MassachusettsMessages: 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?

Thanks,