# How much area can you cover w/yard of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by billsfanvt, Mar 15, 2006.

1. ### billsfanvtLawnSite Memberfrom Burlington VTMessages: 32

Generally how much area can you cover with one yard of much?(With only going one inch down) I followed a link from this website to a convertion table, but im questioning the answer. I measured a potential job today and infront of the building there is a 100 foot long bed and 5 feet from the wall, (it is also has a lot of spiria shrubs in it.) I want to put an inch of mulch on top. The chart said almost 19 yards(no way) Please send help thankyou

2. ### scagwildcatLawnSite Senior Memberfrom nw. ct.Messages: 507

why do you want to apply it a 1'', you will be weeding that garden once a week at that depth, i would apply it at 3'' for proper coverage, at 3'' one yard of mulch will cover around 108sq ft...

3. ### billsfanvtLawnSite Memberfrom Burlington VTMessages: 32

The reason I was going to apply only 1 inch of mulch is because the bed has been there for many years and i'm just adding to the top. Is that logic right or am i wrong?

4. ### scagwildcatLawnSite Senior Memberfrom nw. ct.Messages: 507

then you will prob. need alittle under 3yds for the job if its 500 sq ft 100x50

5. ### TURF DOCTORLawnSite Silver Memberfrom BEREA KYMessages: 2,138

100 feet long,5 feet wide, and 1 inch deep,42 cubic feet of mulch, or 14 bags of mulch needed at 3 cu. ft per bag,or 2 cubic yards of mulch needed.

6. ### LB1234LawnSite Gold Memberfrom Central JerseyMessages: 3,208

one cubic yard will fill a cube that measures one yard in height by one yard in length by one yard in depth.

Or, put another way will fill a cube three feet by three feet by three feet.

Or, put another way will cover a cube thirty six inches by thirty six inches by thirty six inches.

7. ### scagwildcatLawnSite Senior Memberfrom nw. ct.Messages: 507

your right, i always give myself extra to level of the area, theres nothing worse then seeing the garden after your done and it looks uneven

8. ### XterminatorLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Memphis TNMessages: 279

1 yard covers a little over 400 Sq Ft @1 inch thick

9. ### JohnsonLawnLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Wareham, MassachusettsMessages: 400

I get 324 sq. ft. per yard @ 1" depth.

10. ### FSullyLawnSite Memberfrom West Palm Beach, FLMessages: 81

19 would have been correct if you were putting 1 foot thick. You need to watch some of those mulch calculators......a setting for inches and a setting for feet.