Installing a New Bed

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bob, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I usually don't make new beds, thats why I have this question. A customer wants 2 new beds. Each is 9 x 60 feet. I estimate 12 yards of mulch. Does this sound right. Existing beds are easier to estimate.
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Twelve yards will do it. You may only need ten, but better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Length times width times depth (depth needs to be put into a fraction of a foot) then divide by 27 (cubic feet in a yard)

    9x60x.30 (fraction of a foot)(.30 equals four inches) and divide by 27 (cubic feet in a yard)

    equals 6.0 yards times 2 beds = 12 yards total

    I'd go with four inches since it's a new bed.
    Looks good to me bob, 12 is good.

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