# How To Determine How Much Mulch Is Needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by 1MajorTom, May 29, 2004.

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1. ### Ducati996LawnSite Memberfrom New YorkMessages: 188

I have a better suggestion for the mathematically challenged....since you all have computers, just type in "soil calculators" in google. From there you have a choice of free on-line calculators. Who has time for math these days?

2. ### marwin2020LawnSite Memberfrom syracuse nyMessages: 2

Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way

3. ### marwin2020LawnSite Memberfrom syracuse nyMessages: 2

Hey, im just geeting started any tips on how to bid? Loc. NY by the way

4. ### GCL-1LawnSite Memberfrom Lawrenceville, GA.Messages: 5

Does anyone add a delivery fee to there invoice or is it built in to your price?

5. ### Trader RickLawnSite Memberfrom Chiefs CountryMessages: 50

A very easy way to calculate it is to go to www.gardenplace.com mulch calculator fill in the deminsions and depth wanted, the calculator figures the number of 2 or 3 CY bags or yards for bulk. I keep the address loaded to my BlackJack and away we go. Mulch bids done in a few min.

7. ### JAX LANDSCAPINGLawnSite Memberfrom AMHERST,NEW YORKMessages: 24

hey guys the way i use is LXWXthickness = square feet then divide by 27 then divide by 12 and then whatever that equals round it up to the next highest 1/4 yard.
Example 80'LX4'W=320'x3"thick=960 Then divide by 12=80 then divide by 27=2.96 so 3yards you need hope this helps.

8. ### Economy LandscapingLawnSite Memberfrom Garner, NCMessages: 72

thanks for the great information.

you guys rock!

9. ### skennedyLawnSite Memberfrom Norcross, GAMessages: 50

Plus if you are using colored mulch how to get the color exact?

10. ### Perkins2000LawnSite Memberfrom Metairie, La.Messages: 10

length X width X inches deep= cubic feet

total cubic feet/ cubic ft on bag will be how many bags you need.

50 ft length X 15 ft wide X 2 inches thick= 125 cubic feet

125 cu. ft. / 3 cu.ft. bags = 42 bags of 3 cu. ft mulch